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Phuket: Tourist’s Body Found; He Was a Lifeguard

Bahrainian Embassy officials expect the drowned man’s mother and father to arrive on Phuket today. The man was a lifeguard in Bahrain, Phuketwan has been told.

THE BODY of a Phuket tourist who went missing at Karon beach on Sunday was found at 7am today, about 1.5 kilometres from where he disappeared, at the northern end of the beach.

Bahraini Embassy officials have been informed and are awaiting formal identification of the man, named by lifeguards as Ali Alsaeed, 25.

Two tourists drowned on Phuket on Sunday afternoon in an alarming double-tragedy that raised more questions about the safety of the island’s beaches during the April-October monsoon season.

One Chinese envoy has since expressed concern about the number of visitors from China who drown on Phuket each year.

Phuket Wan

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