Tags : Lifeguards

Phuket

Patong lifeguards rescue 17 tourists in one day

PHUKET: Patong lifeguards have repeated their warning for people to swim only in the safe zones marked by yellow-red flags after rescuing 17 tourists from strong waves and dangerous rip currents at the popular beach yesterday (Aug 27). The people rescued comprised four Chinese, one Thai woman, an Arabian man and 11 European tourists, Patong […]Read More

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Phuket lifeguards warn beachgoers of venomous sea snakes at west

PHUKET: Lifeguards stationed at the island’s west coast beaches are warning beachgoers to be aware after venomous sea snakes have been found on two beaches this week. On Monday (Sept 3), local resident Khomsan Phansangiam took a video clip after finding a sea snake on Nai Yang Beach. He told The Phuket News, “I found […]Read More

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Phuket still plagued by surf danger as tourists’ lives threatened

PHUKET: MaAnn Samran, Chief of the Cherng Talay Tambon Administration Organisation (OrBorTor) today provided no defence for the inaction of lifeguards while a tourist was being overwhelmed by dangerous surf at Surin Beach on Monday (July 23), leaving the tourist to be rescued by a local surfer and a “hero” French tourist. Instead, four days […]Read More

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Man drowns in dangerous Phuket surf, no lifeguards as ordered

There were no lifeguards on patrol at the beach, while the death marks the first beach drowning of the year during the notorious southwest monsoon, when dangerous surf and flash rips dominate along Phuket’s west coast. The Phuket News learned of the incident today (May 2) only after bystanders of the beach contacted the newspaper […]Read More

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Army removes volunteer lifeguards from Phuket beaches

PHUKET: The commanding officer of the Royal Thai Army contingent stationed in Phuket has confirmed that soldiers under his command last Tuesday (Mar 6) “asked” volunteer lifeguards at Kamala to leave the beach and no longer provide lifeguard patrols for tourists. The move follows marketing survey, engineering and strategic planning consultancy LP Laikhum Co Ltd […]Read More

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No lifeguards on Phuket beaches for two days, tourists urged

PHUKET: A Surin lifeguard volunteer has urged people to avoid swimming at Phuket beaches over the weekend as there will be no experienced lifeguards on duty. Ms Vitanya Chuayuan, deputy head of Phuket Lifeguard Service Co Ltd told The Phuket News that “many of the former lifeguards from the Phuket Lifeguard Service will be heading […]Read More

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Chinese Tourist Drowns After Phuket Ends Lifeguard Service

PHUKET — A Chinese tourist drowned at the beach of Karon on Phuket island while there was no lifeguard on duty, local police said Saturday. The tourist, whom police did not identify by name, died Thursday afternoon, according to Cpl. Anusorn Jaikhaeng of Karon Police Station. He added that lifeguards were not at the scene […]Read More