Two foreign tourists rescued after battling with waves at Kata Beach

Kata, Phuket –

Two foreign tourists were rescued after battling with waves at Kata Beach, the same beach and the same day that two other tourists passed away.

In both cases, the tourists went swimming despite many red flags, no swimming signs, and lifeguards warning people not to enter the water.

Lifeguards at Kata Beach reported yesterday (July 14th) that they rescued a foreign woman and a man aged around 35-years-old from drowning at Kata Beach, Karon sub-district in the Mueang Phuket district. They were choking on water before being taken to the Chalong Hospital in the Chalong sub-district, Mueang Phuket district.

Both foreign tourists reportedly recovered in the hospital following the incident.

Meanwhile on the same day and the same beach two people have been pronounced dead after a male British tourist who was on his honeymoon drowned as well as a Thai man who was trying to help save the British tourist’s life at Kata Beach in a red flag area.

Thai police and authorities continue to urge the public to follow directions from relevant agencies and not go swimming during red flag periods or rough weather.


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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.