Phuket’s Biggest Stories From the Past Week: Dangers of Phuket Beaches During Rough Weather Highlighted By Multiple Drownings and Rescues

The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket from the past week. The number of stories differs from week to week.

These are chosen and curated by our editorial team and are designed for our readers to get a quick “catch-up” of important stories they may have missed. We publish many stories daily and it is easy to lose track of important events or changes in our area. We do national recaps in a separate article, this is only the top local stories in Phuket and nearby provinces.

They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, June 17th to Sunday June 23rd, 2024.

  1. A popular Muay Thai camp on Kamala Beach in Phuket has posted photos of Italian footballer “Mario Balotelli” training at their gym for a week.

On June 14th, 2024, the Facebook page ‘Kamala Muay Thai’ posted photos of the 33-year-old striker.

2. A Russian man drowned at a beach in Thalang.

The bodies of a foreign man and a Thai woman were found at a beach in Thalang.

3. Four Indians and Four Russians Rescued at Phuket Beaches.

Four Indian Tourists and four Russian tourists have been rescued at Karon Beach and Patong Beach after ignoring red flags to notate no swimming.

4. Phuket Parade Festival Showcases Peranakan Culture and Competes for World’s Best Parade Award.

Mr. Sophon Suwannarat, the Governor of Phuket, along with relevant agencies and over 1,600 participants, led a grand parade along Phang Nga Road, Thalang Road, and Phuket Road, covering a distance of 1.2 kilometers.

5. Lifeguards on beaches in Phuket have warned of poisonous jellyfish.

Lifeguards on Karon Beach in Mueang Phuket and Bangtao Beach in Cherng Talay, Thalang reported this morning that they found many of the Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish during this recent monsoon season.

That’s it for this week. Be safe!

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 five 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.