ONE has drowned and another tourist is missing in a day of tragedy at two of Phuket’s most popular but treacherous beaches. The tourist from Korea or China, pulled from the water at Kata, died at Patong Hospital this afternoon with his wife at his bedside. Hope is fading that the other tourist, from Bahrain, lost off Karon beach, will be found alive.
A DESPERATE search was being conducted this afternoon for a tourist who went missing while swimming in the surf at Phuket’s notoriously dangerous Karon beach.
At Patong Hospital, doctors were frantically attempting to save the life of a tourist from China or Korea, who was pulled from the surf in a second incident at the neighboring Phuket beach of Kata.
Off Karon beach, lifeguards using a jet-ski and a dinghy were looking for the man, one of three tourists from Bahrain in the Middle East who found themselves in difficulties in the water.
Two of the men were pulled to safety on the shore and recovered after resuscitation was performed. The third man, however, is missing. He was named as Al alsaled, 25.