Thai Man Reportedly Missing After Going Swimming at Phuket Beach

Phuket –

A Thai man has been reported missing after he went swimming in the sea ignoring red flags at a beach in Thalang.

The Cherng Talay Police were notified of the incident on Sunday (July 30th) in the afternoon at Surin Beach. Rescue divers arrived and the Phuket Express arrived at the beach where red flags were in place for no swimming because of strong wind and waves.

According to witnesses, the unidentified Thai man went swimming in the sea with his friends. Two of them got back to the beach after being hit by large waves. However, one of them was still missing. The man was a blue collar worker who had just arrived in Phuket for the first time. The search was paused due to strong winds and waves.

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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.