American Man Missing after Going Swimming at Phuket Beach

Phuket –

An American man has gone missing after he went swimming in a sea with family at a beach in Rawai on Sunday (June 9th).

The Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos told the Phuket Express. Lifeguards at the Nai Harn Beach were notified that three people in the family were struggling in the sea after they were swept out by waves.

The Thai wife and the child have been rescued while the American father, 49, was still missing. Rescue divers searched for him but failed because of strong wind and waves. The search continued on Monday (June 10th) but unfortunately is believed to now be a recovery versus a rescue operation.

The name of the man and his family were withheld by Phuket officials.

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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.