A foreigner on a canoe has been rescued after battling with waves near a beach in Thalang.
Thalang District Officials reported yesterday (October 21st) that an unidentified foreign man went into the sea on a canoe at Nai Thon Beach in which red flags warning to stay out of the water were set up due to strong waves in the sea.
The foreign man was being pounded with waves and hit some rocks near the shore. Another foreign man saw the incident and helped rescue the man in trouble. The foreign man on the canoe was rescued back to the beach in which he sustained only minor injuries. Meanwhile, the foreign man who helped the canoe rider sustained many scratches on his back.
Authorities in Phuket have once again asked tourists and residents to obey flags and warnings on beaches.