American Tourist drowns at Phi Phi Island in Krabi

Krabi –

An American tourist drowned at the Viking Cave near Phi Phi Island in Krabi.

The Koh Phi Phi Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the incident on Tuesday (April 18th) when a 51-year-old American man drowned in front of the Viking Cave at a coral diving area near Phi Phi Lay in the Ao Nang sub-district, Mueang Krabi district. (The Phuket Express is withholding his name pending embassy and family notification.)

A tour guide, whose name was withheld by law enforcement, told police that the tourist was initially alive and taken to a local hospital after an emergency led to his drowning. Doctors and medics at the hospital provided CPR but the man was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the hospital.

The tour guide also told police that the American tourist was traveling with nine other friends. The Koh Phi Phi Police are continuing their investigation to determine the exact cause of death while partnering with the American embassy and family members of the victim.


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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.