Transgender Woman Dies After Being Hit by a Wave While Taking a Selfie in Patong

Patong –

A transgender woman has been pronounced dead after being hit by a wave while standing on a rock and taking a selfie at Patong Beach on Friday (April 19th).

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that at 6:10 P.M. on the day of question they were notified of the incident. Chananchida, 23, from Roi-et, was later pronounced dead by rescue teams.

Chananchida’s unidentified friend told police that they were taking selfie photos on a rock. Chananchida was suddenly hit by a wave before being dragged down into the sea.

Chananchida was later brought up from the water by Good Samaritans but tragically had already drowned.

Police and rescue teams have contacted the relatives of the victim for final funeral arrangements.

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.