Body of missing American found on Phuket beach

Rescuers find the body of the missing American swimmer on the rocky section of Nai Harn beach in Phuket on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Tambon Rawai Municipality)
Rescuers find the body of the missing American swimmer on the rocky section of Nai Harn beach in Phuket on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Tambon Rawai Municipality)

The body of a US tourist was found washed ashore on Tuesday at Phuket's Nai Harn beach, where he had been swept out to sea while swimming with his wife and child on Sunday.

Rescuers found the body of James Du Bois, 48, in the rocky area of Nai Harn beach.  

Du Bois went swimming there with wife and son on Sunday. They were swept away from the beach by the strong current. His family was saved by life guards as Du Bois disappeared from view.

Divers, rescuers in boats and drones were all involved in the search for Du Bois, which was hampered by stormy weather and high waves.

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Vocabulary

  • current: a strong movement of water in one direction - กระแสน้ำ
  • drone (noun): an aircraft (or ship) without a pilot, controlled from the ground - เครื่องบินไร้คนขับที่ควบคุมด้วยวิทยุทางไกล
  • hamper: to stop someone or something from making progress or developing; to hinder - ขัดขวาง, เป็นอุปสรรค
  • rescuers (noun): people who save someone from a dangerous or unpleasant situation - ผู้ช่วยชีวิต
  • searcher (noun): a person who is trying to find something/somebody - ผู้คนคว้า
  • swept (past form sweep): to move or spread quickly through an area; to move something or someone with powerful force - เคลื่อนไปอย่างรวดเร็ว, พัดพาเอาไป
  • wash ashore: for something in the water or sea to arrive at a beach -

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