Oak Maedow Phuket BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Japanese tourist, 62, drowns at Karon Beach

Japanese tourist, 62, drowns at Karon Beach

PHUKET: It has been confirmed that a 62-year-old Japanese tourist drowned at Karon Beach on Saturday (Sept 22).

accidentsdeathpolicemarinetourismSafety
By The Phuket News

Monday 24 September 2018, 11:10AM


The man was pulled from the sea at Karon Beach at around 4:45pm on Saturday (Sept 22). Photo: The Phuket News / File

The man was pulled from the sea at Karon Beach at around 4:45pm on Saturday (Sept 22). Photo: The Phuket News / File

An officer from Karon Police, who declined to be named, confirmed to The Phuket News this morning, “A tourist drowned at Karon Beach at about 4:45pm on Saturday (Sept 22). He was a Japanese national aged 62 and his name is Nobuhiko Suzuki.”

An official from Karon Municipality, who also declined to be named, added, “I checked with lifeguards who were on duty at Karon Beach on Sept 22 and they advised me that the tourist’s family found him floating face down in the water so they brought him to shore.

Lifeguards performed CPR and tried to save his life but they were unsuccessful,” he said.

MACNELS SHIPPING PHUKET

The officer from Karon Police confirmed, “The man was taken to Patong Hospital where he was confirmed as being dead.

“Right now we are gathering more information from his relatives and witnesses. His death has been reported to the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok today.

“Sorry, this is all the information we are able to provide for now,” Karon Police said.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

BenPendejo | 24 September 2018 - 15:18:00

Yeah...lifeguards at Karon are pathetic...lazy and not worthy of the job they hold. Just beach bums that are more concerned with their beach chair rentals. There are no patrols, there is no professionalism, this is just the tragic result of Phuket's shameful mismanagement of the lifeguard situation.  This news will travel to Japan with a vengeance, as they don't put up with stuff like this...

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Tourist spots, national parks face quotas

There are also 'sea national parks'. Is Phi phi and surrounding a National Park? YES, one h...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Not so fast

"....because this members of the gang hate farang and chinese too" And obviously one of t...(Read More)


Phuket Governor signs order for June 9 beach re-opening

,All surfaces should be cleaned before operations,.... does this include the sand maybe...LOL. Whats...(Read More)


Phuket Governor signs order for June 9 beach re-opening

lol (555) why? it's so funny it's sad. MASKS? MASKS?MASKS? MASKS?MASKS? MASKS?MASKS? M...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Not so fast

Lalala@ correct it’s a massive scam everyone who has died in the last 3 months has Covid if you be...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Not so fast

...proofed already all around the world - this virus is not much more dangerous like the flue. ...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Not so fast

Kurt... all this figure are BS... France for example had counted also suspected cases and some days ...(Read More)


Tourist spots, national parks face quotas

The TAT is telling us that we will be relying on domestic tourism for the foreseeable future and rea...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Not so fast

We must have a plan and business; not government needs to get ready. It is in businesses best intere...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Not so fast

And don't forget, like most countries, we haven't beaten the virus, we've run away and h...(Read More)