Russian Tourist Drowns in Red Flag Swimming Zone on Koh Chang

News articles from Koh Chang islandPattaya News – 17 June 2019

A Russian tourist has drowned at a beach on Koh Chang in Trat, far east Thailand, in the red-flagged, no swimming zone yesterday.

Navy officers on Koh Chang are warning tourists going to beaches with red flags along the shore to stay out of the water when there are high waves in the monsoon season.

55 year old Vladimir Antonov was found floating face down 300 metres from shore on White Sand beach. Local rescue workers and Navy officers patrolling the beach rushed out to bring him back to shore. He was later pronounced dead when he arrived at the local hospital. The Russian Embassy have been informed.

His 45 year old wife said they had been staying at a hotel two kilometres away. She told police that her husband had been hit by a big wave and been swept away.

Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/national/russian-tourist-drowns-in-red-flag-swimming-zone-in-trat

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