Russian Man Drowns at Phuket Beach After Allegedly Ignoring No Swimming Warnings

Phuket –

A Russian tourist drowned at a beach in Thalang, allegedly ignoring red flags and no swimming warnings.

The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the incident on Thursday evening near dusk (August 3rd) on Surin Beach. They arrived at the beach with red flags placed up by lifeguards which meant no swimming was allowed along the beach.

A foreign man was provided CPR by lifeguards on the beach and was later identified by the Phuket Tourist Police as MR. ALEKSANDR IUNEMEN, 41, Russian national. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This is the fifth person to drown recently in Phuket during this past week, with four of them being foreign tourists. Officials are reportedly meeting to discuss ways to better stop people from swimming during rough weather and provide better support from lifeguards.

Similar incidents recently:

Two Indian tourists drowned at Karon Beach, Mueang Phuket, after allegedly ignoring red flags and no swimming warnings.

A male tourist from Senegal went missing after he went swimming in the sea at Freedom Beach in Karon, Phuket.

The body of a missing Senegalese tourist has washed ashore in the Karon sub-district of Phuket today after he went missing in the rough sea on July 28th.

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

A body of a Thai man was found on large rocks at a beach in the Thalang district.

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.