Two Tourists Drown Off Koh Chang

A red flag was posted Saturday on a beach at Koh Chang. Photo: Tourist Police

TRAT — A German man and a British woman drowned over the weekend in rough seas off of Koh Chang.

Christoph Ralf Sigloch, 55, died Saturday and Bryony Freestone, 19, died Sunday in separate incidents. Local officials said weather was severe and red flag warnings had been posted.

According to police, Sigloch succumbed to strong waves as he tried to swim to his two young sons swimming in the sea. The two children were safely brought back to shore.

Freestone was reportedly lost in the waves while swimming Sunday morning.

The weather forecast expects rough sea conditions to continue in both the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea for several days. The Department of Meteorology advises all small vessels to stay shore until Thursday.