Russian woman drowns off Patong beach

Russian woman drowns off Patong beach

Rescue workers take the body of a Russian woman to Patong Hospital in Phuket after she drowned while swimming. (Photo by Achadtaya Chuenniran)
Rescue workers take the body of a Russian woman to Patong Hospital in Phuket after she drowned while swimming. (Photo by Achadtaya Chuenniran)

PHUKET: A 34-year-old Russian woman drowned while swimming at Patong beach in Kathu district on Saturday.

Lifeguards performed CPR on the woman before she was taken to Patong Hospital where she died shortly afterward, said Pol Lt Col Sarit Butnongsaeng, deputy investigation chief at the Patong police station, who was alerted at 9am.

Police said the woman, whose name was witheld pending notification of relatives, had travelled with her Russian boyfriend to Patong with the Pegas tour agency. 

The pair had been taking turns swimming as one needed to stay stay ashore to guard their belongings. The woman was about 30 metres from shore when she drowned.


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