Injured dolphin dies after washing up on Patong Beach – VIDEOS

Patong –

An injured dolphin died after being washed up on Patong Beach yesterday (July 17th).

Rescue workers were notified from Patong lifeguards that they found a dolphin being washed up on the beach near Coral Beach Bridge near Taweewong Road.

Rescue workers contacted the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) in Cape Panwa, Wichit before going to the beach.

They arrived at the scene to find the dolphin near the shore. Lifeguards used a plastic sheet to hold the dolphin in the water while waiting for the PMBC staffers. The dolphin had been injured with some wounds on its fin.

The dolphin was taken to the Phuket Marine Biological Center in Cape Panwa, Wichit sub-district, Mueang Phuket district for treatment. However, it was later sadly pronounced dead.


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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.