Phuket expat rescues boy, 7, as storm surf prompts call to close beaches

Rough waters and a warning of the incoming storm

Red Flag on the beach. Rough waters and a warning of the incoming storm. Photo by Joe Christiansen.

PHUKET: An expat teacher at a Phuket school rescued a 7-year-old boy from surf at Nai Harn Beach on Monday (Aug 6), while the International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA) issued a notice today (Aug 8) recommending that Phuket’s exposed west coast beaches be closed to swimmers until current dangerous conditions subside.

The following warnings are in effect:

– High Surf
– Dangerous Shorebreak
– Severe Rip Currents
– High Winds
– Sudden Squalls
– Rapid Beach Erosion

“A warning means these conditions are imminent or are already occurring,” the statement read.

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By The Phuket News

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