Thailand: drowned tourists and water safety problems

17.03.2023
Thailand: drowned tourists and water safety problems

In Thailand, cases of death of tourists on the water continue, which are becoming more frequent. Recently, a tragic incident occurred in the province of Krabi, as a result of which a Russian tourist drowned. He joined a snorkeling tour at Monkey Bay on Koh Phi Phi Don and never returned. His body was found at sea, and the official cause of death has not been released. This case has become the third of the fatal ones on the water recently.

In addition, in early March, a 58-year-old tourist from Germany drowned on the island of Koh Samui, who went swimming with his girlfriend. The girl could not find him on the beach, and the body was found in the sea by a jet ski driver. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. In late February, a Taiwanese tourist drowned while snorkeling off the island of Krabi. Rescuers noticed that he was too long without oxygen in the water and could not save his life.

These tourist fatalities in Thailand are becoming more common, with many experts drawing attention to the country's water safety concerns. It is necessary to improve the system of control and safety on water excursions, as well as to train tourists in the rules of behavior on the water and safety measures. Otherwise, these tragic cases will continue, and the victims will die in unpleasant circumstances.