American Man in Coma After Being Pulled from the Water at Surin Beach in Phuket

Thalang –

A 72-year-old American man was in a coma after he was pulled up from the water by lifeguards at Surin Beach in Cherng Talay today.

The Cherng Talay Police were notified of the incident from an unidentified jet-ski operator at Surin Beach on Friday afternoon (November 10th). The police and rescue teams arrived at the beach to find the 72-year-old male American lying on the beach. He was unconscious and was provided CPR before being rushed to a nearby hospital.

Lifeguards told Cherng Talay Police that they found the man face down in the sea 150 meters from the beach. As of press time, the man’s condition was unknown and the hospital had not released any statements.

The man’s name was withheld for his privacy and so that police could contact his relatives about the situation. It was not immediately clear if the man was a tourist or ex-pat.

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.