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Chinese Tourist Wearing Facemask Dies During Holiday on Krabi's Koh Lanta

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
PHUKET: A young Chinese tourist drowned today at Koh Lanta, an island destination in Krabi, a holiday province close to Phuket.

Pengtrau Chen, 26, was staying with his wife at the Casuarina Resort.

It is believed he had been snokelling off Klong Hin beach.

Photographs taken at the scene show him still wearing a facemask, pushed up to his forehead.

Deaths among Chinese tourists holidaying on Phuket and in Krabi are not uncommon.

Details of precisely what happened today have yet to emerge.

His body is at the small Lanta Hospital.

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How on earth can you snorkel while wearing a facemask? Poor chap, what a sad loss of life.

Posted by Discover Thainess on December 16, 2015 10:41

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Deaths among Chinese tourists holidaying on Phuket and in Krabi are not uncommon.

Details of precisely what happened today have yet to emerge.
just look at the last 200 reports of the same thing same result be a fairly good yardstick of what happened.

Posted by slickmelb on December 16, 2015 11:46

Editor Comment:

Deaths on Koh Lanta are rare.

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@ Discover Thainess, A face mask covers eyes and nose, a snorkel you do have in your mouth.
Function face mask is seeing clearly under water. Pushed up to forehead can indicate a panic situation, perhaps water through his snorkel? Possible.
Mmany Chinese tourist are at a beach for the first time of their life.
Tour operators/guides have to become more aware of that.

Posted by Kurt on December 16, 2015 18:29

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It has me defeated why Phuket and other snorkeling tour popular areas in Thailand have not discovered the glass bottomed boat they are nice pleasure cruisers patrons remain dry no swimming knowledge required and no one has drowned using one,Typical tours in these boats include views of underwater flora and fauna, reefs, shipwrecks, and other underwater sights

Posted by slickmelb on December 16, 2015 19:10

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Chinese die on a regular basis on the region in the sea. Why is it nothing improves in regards to this, imagine this problem in the UK, or Australia there would not be so many deaths once a problem was discovered.

Posted by No Change on December 17, 2015 00:38


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