(October 2) A Chinese tourist was found dead in Koh Rachayai Island, Phuket Province, after being swept by 2 metre high waves off the coast.
The man, identified as Mr. Lin Hunhing, was described as wearing yellow vest and black swimming pants at the time of his death.
According to one of the witnesses, the man tried to swim back to shore, but was swept away by the gigantic waves. The beach guard team then tried to perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but failed to save Mr. Lin’s life.
A postmortem investigation will be conducted at Vachira Phuket Hospital within a few days, police said.
The southern region of Thailand is known for stormy weather and dangerous sea waves during its annual rain season.
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