Russian woman breaks her leg after being hit by a large log while swimming at Kata Beach

Kata, Phuket-

A Russian woman has broken her leg after she was hit by a large log which was washed up by waves at Kata Beach.

Emergency responders were notified of the incident from the head of Kata lifeguards Mr. Winai Tanboon at 11:30 A.M. Thursday (June 2nd) at Kata Beach in the Karon sub-district, Mueang Phuket district.

They arrived at the scene to find the Russian woman, whose name was withheld at her request, lying on the beach in severe pain. She had suffered a broken leg according to first responders and lifeguards. She was taken to a local hospital for urgent medical assistance.

Lifeguards have cautioned swimmers to be aware of conditions before entering the water in Phuket currently as there has been a spate of difficult weather.

As of this weekend, the Russian woman is reportedly recovering from her injuries.


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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.