A Taiwanese tourist died after snorkeling at an island in Mueang Krabi.
The Mueang Krabi Police told the Phuket Express they were notified of the incident by Krabi Hospital on Tuesday (February 28th). Mr. Yueh Lee, 36, a Taiwanese national, was taken from Hong Island in the Khao Thong sub-district. He was pronounced dead at the Krabi hospital. A doctor said he died from drowning.
Yueh’s unidentified friend told police that they went to Hong Island for snorkeling. They were wearing snorkels in shallow water. Lifeguards from the Than Bok Khorani National Park saw that Mr. Lee was face down in the water and still for a long time.
They found that he was unconscious. They attempted CPR before he became conscious again.
He was then taken to a hospital but later was sadly pronounced dead.