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Chinese tourist in ICU following drowning incident off Phuket

PHUKET: A Chinese tourist is currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Krabi Hospital after he was saved from drowning while snorkelling at Ao Pilae, Ko Phi Phi Leh yesterday (July 25).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 26 July 2016, 03:56PM


A speedboat brings 26-year-old Mr Guobiao Guangdong to shore. Photo: Bok Thorani National Park

A speedboat brings 26-year-old Mr Guobiao Guangdong to shore. Photo: Bok Thorani National Park

The victim, 26-year-old Mr Guobiao Guangdong, was found lying face down in the water by other members of his tour group whilst on a tour of the Phi Phi islands, Koh Hong park chief Mr Jampen Phompakdee told The Phuket News yesterday (July 25).

“We were alerted by a tour group that they had discovered an unresponsive Mr Guobiao in the water. Mr Guobiao was taken to shore where rescue workers administered CPR. We then contacted officials from the Ao Nang Administration office (OrBorTor) who transported him to Krabi Hospital,” Mr Jampen said.

“Medical staff said that the man had choked on water and that he had been taken to the ICU,” he added.

A member of staff from Krabi Hospital today (July 26) confirmed that Mr Guangdong was still in the ICU but declined to give any further details of his current condition.   

 

 

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Ed Sanders | 27 July 2016 - 10:37:47

Chalk up another tragic holiday for this poor Chinese man and his friends and family.  This will continue as long as Thai officials refuse to make any changes for appropriate training for these irresponsible Thai tour and boat operators.  In the tour boat I was on last high season, the tour operators and crew sat in the boat smoking and eating while everyone went snorkeling...even throwing their t...

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