Foreign Doctor on Vacation Rescues Russian Lady from Drowning at Patong Beach

Patong –

A foreign tourist, who is a licensed medical doctor, rescued a Russian tourist from drowning at Patong Beach.

Patong lifeguards told the Phuket Express that yesterday (January 11th), at 4:50 P.M. a female Russian tourist was struggling in the seawater. Foreign tourists who saw the incident helped to pull her up to the beach.

The female Russian tourist was unconscious and had no pulse. A male foreign tourist and Patong lifeguards provided help and CPR to the Russian woman before her pulse was detected again. She was rushed to the Patong Hospital.

The Patong lifeguard said thank you to the male foreign tourist who is a doctor for his help in the incident.

The helpful tourist declined to be identified stating that he isn’t a hero and only helping those in need.


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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.