Taiwanese Tourist Dies After Snorkeling in Krabi

Krabi –

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.


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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.