Tourist drowns off Thailand beach after ignoring weather warnings

Posted on November 21, 2013 • Filed under: Thailand, Tourist Drowned

According to AOL Travel UK, a British tourist drowned at Karon Beach in Phuket, Thailand, on Wednesday afternoon just hours after a bad weather warning was issued for the area. Edward Joseph Brookes, 63, disappeared in the surf in front of the Karon Muncipality Stadium. According to, Kata-Karon chief lifeguard Uten Singsom said: “By the time lifeguards noticed Mr Brookes was in trouble, he was about 70 meters from the shore.” Lifeguards rushed him back to shore but were unable to revive him. Read article

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