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Australian Lady, 65, drowns during Holiday in Phuket

Australian Lady, 65, drowns during Holiday in Phuket

A 65-year-old Australian woman on a family vacation in Phuket died after being pulled unconscious from dangerous surf along Phuket’s west coast late yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to Kamala Beach at about 3 pm after lifeguards recovered Australian tourists Ivan and Barbara Fistrovic from the strong surf.

Ivan, 75, recovered after receiving emergency first aid on the beach. Barbara, 65, however, despite lifeguards’ attempts to revive her, failed to regain consciousness and was pronounced dead later at Patong Hospital.

“We were told that the Australian couple went swimming where red flags were posted on the beach and were caught by strong waves which dragged them away from the shore,” said Lt. Col. Somnuek Damkhaew of the Kamala Police.

“However, we are still investigating the incident,” he said

Source: Coconut Bangkok


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