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Delightful Ao Nang beach remains a great spot for tourists to visit

Swiss Tourist's Body Found on Krabi Beach

Thursday, May 7, 2009
THE discovery of the body of a Swiss woman on a Krabi beach has struck another blow to the Andaman tourism industry at a difficult time.

The woman, named by police as Edis Jurgen, aged 41, was found face down on Nopparatara beach, near Ao Nang, at 6am today.

A tourist, she was staying nearby at the Andaman Sunset Hotel from May 5.

She checked out on the evening of May 6, and her body was found on the beach early the following day.

Her movements between the time she checked out and when her body was found have yet to be determined, Police Lieutenant Witaya Maksoi of Krabi Town police station told Phuketwan this evening.

The manager of the hotel, also from Switzerland, told police that Miss Jurger did not seem to be behaving normally when she was last seen at the hotel.

The Governor of Krabi, Siwa Sirisoawaluk, confirmed the circumstances of the woman's death.

He said her body would be examined thoroughly, but no signs of a struggle were visible at the scene.

He said that the death of Ms Jerger came, coincidentally, with two tourist deaths in unusual circumstances on Phi Phi, the holiday island that is also part of Krabi province.

All three deaths were being thoroughly investigated, Governor Siwa said.

The coincidental deaths were no sign that Krabi was an unsafe place for tourists, he added.

Two Swiss divers were among six tourists and a Thai cook who drowned when a liveaboard dive boat sank off Phuket's west coast in March.

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