Tourists ignore purple flags on Samui seaside, Thai man drowns, foreigner rescued

Prize ignored a purple flag warning on the beach and went swimming anyway in sturdy waves at Chawaeng Beach of Koh Samui within the southern province of Surat Thani on Wednesday. One person drowned, however four others survived. Staff from a jet ski rental business on the seashore reported that one foreigner was also saved not long before an incident involving Thai vacationers happened.
Yesterday, Koh Samui’s mayor, Chayapon Intharasupa, stated he acquired a report of 4 Thai tourists who had been about to drown at Chawaeng Beach. The rescue staff and native jet ski riders managed to deliver all of them ashore. Three girls and one man were despatched to a hospital. All of the women have been reportedly in good condition, however the man, Jakkapan Boonchanya, was in critical situation and couldn’t make it.
The news comes after the Thai Meteorological Department this week issued a 24-hour stormy weather warning for Phuket, Krabi, Trang, Satun and Phang Ng, on Tuesday whereas a large storm front blew in from the Andaman Sea. Winds starting from 15 to 30 kilometers an hour and heavy to very heavy rain was predicted to cover about 70 percent of the coastal space, as nicely as thunderstorms with waves 2 metres excessive. Red flags had been positioned on seashores all through the world and owners of smaller vessels had been suggested to tug their ships ashore.
The tourists’ relations shared that the group had swam far from the seashore and gotten hit by a robust wave. Uncomplicated tried to swim again to the shore however couldn’t. So they screamed and asked for assist from the jet ski riders nearby, and the jet ski riders went out with a boat to convey them again in.
The workers of a jet ski rental business close by shared with Thai media that many vacationers, each Thai and foreign, had drowned at the seaside from the robust wind and waves, in addition to deep water close to the seashore. He mentioned there are sometimes red flags warnings, however many vacationers ignore them.
In addition to the incident involving the Thais teams, he said there was another rescue earlier in the day. The victim was a foreigner, but he was lucky to be saved by a jet ski rider close by. He mentioned he additionally warned tourists to not go swimming, but many had complained to him, insisting their swimming abilities were robust enough.
Meanwhile, Koh Samui’s mayor has additionally warned all tourists to not ignore pink flags and other warnings. He additionally urged locals and store homeowners alongside the seashore to help deal with tourists to forestall similar conditions from happening again in the future..

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