UPDATE: Tourists still enjoying Kamala Beach after Ukrainian-Thai boy injured from sea animal, says Kathu District Chief

Kamala Beach, Phuket –

  The Kathu District Chief visited Kamala Beach in the Kathu district again after an 8-year-old Ukrainian boy was injured by a marine animal. Thai and foreign tourists were seen still enjoying the beach and swimming in the water.

Signs have been placed on Kamala Beach in the Kathu district to warn of what officials call “injurious and poisonous sea animals”.

UPDATE: Signs placed at Kamala Beach, Phuket to warn injurious sea animals

Tuesday, (May 3rd), the Kathu District Chief Siwat Rawangkun went to Kamala Beach again. He told The Phuket Express, “We have a boat patrolling around the beach searching for possible dangerous animals. We want to ensure safety both on the beach and in the sea.”

“Thai and foreign tourists and residents are still enjoying playing on the beach and in the water as normal despite the news about a disputed marine animal biting a young boy,” Siwat stated.

The boy, meanwhile, seems to be enjoying his newfound fame and retelling his story and says he is not afraid following the incident.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.