CHONBURI – A Chinese tourist has drowned in the sea near Koh Larn island earlier today, police say.
According to police, the 71-year-old Chinese man was swimming with other tourists in his tour group at Koh Larn, which locates close to the resort town of Pattaya, when he suddenly "feinted" and drowned. The incident reportedly took place near Ta Waan Beach at around 11.30 am today.
"Life guards on the beach searched for him until they found him. Then they brought him ashore and tried to apply CPR, but, in the end, they cannot save his life," said Pol.Lt.Col. Possawat Siripornnoppakul, an officer at Mueang Pattaya Police Station. He said the incident is currently under police investigation.
The officer added that the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok will be contacted about the death.
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