Gao Yang, 20, who was holidaying on Phuket with three other Chinese exchange students studying in Singapore, could not swim. He is an only child.
Liu Shujian, 21, fell from the rocks and was being treated today for cuts and bruises at the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation's Hospital in Phuket City.
Sisters Tang Wei, 21, and Tang Qiang, also 21, were with the young men on Phuket's Cape Promthep when Gao Yang and Liu Shujian slipped and fell into the sea. A search for Gao Yang resumes today.
The photograph above and others n the album are the last ones the group took before Gao Yang disappeared about 5.30pm yesterday.
Liu Shujian said at the hospital: ''I was standing on the land. Gao went into the sea and then the waves dragged him from the land. I reached my hand to help him but then the wave dragged me into the water too.
''I tried to swim back to the land but the wave kept dragging me, back and fourth, back and fourth for about four times. I was so exhausted.
''But finally, I reached the land. I looked back to the sea and found him 3-4 meters away from the land and then he disappeared. I told people on the land to go help him because I was really tired.
''But nobody moved.''
The three students were consoling each other at the hospital.
''That cape is very very dangerous,'' Liu Shujian said.
"There are many many tourists who travel here without a tour guide. We didn't know how dangerous that cape was but now we know. Nobody told us anything. We didn't know that we shouldn't have gone down there.''
The least the authorities could do is to provide a sign warning of the dangers, he said.
''The government should provide a sign to warn people not to go there. Or at least they should provide a sign to warn that it's dangerous so we can be aware. It's so dangerous. Why do they let many people to go down there?"
Tang Wei, added, "Gao is guy who always does dangerous things. He always get himself adventurous. His skin is full of scars."
"At first, we went down to the cape, Liu and Gao wanted to go really close to the wave, but my sister (Tang Qiang) and I were too scared.
''So we kept the distance from the wave, looking at them far out near the wave and took pictures of them."
"The waves and the wind were strong. It was very dangerous. But there was no warning. No sign.
"Why did it take so long for the police to come to the cape? And why isn't there any police with us at the hospital?''
Chinese envoys are in the process of establishing a consul on Phuket because of the large number of tourists coming to Phuket and the Andaman region.