• British sterling notes were found on the man's body. Photo: Kusoldharma Center
  • Officers waited with bated breath as lifeguards looked for the man. Photo: Kusoldharma Center
  • Tourists looked on as lifeguards scrambled to find the missing man this morning. Photo: Kusoldharma Center

Unidentified foreign tourist's body recovered from Phuket beach

national April 21, 2017 13:18

By Phuket Gazette

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Lifeguards and police officers have recovered the body of an unidentified foreign tourist, who was reported to have disappeared Friday morning, from the water at Patong Beach.

Local vendors informed lifeguards of the man’s disappearance at about 9am, saying that he simply never returned after going into the water.

Lifeguards hopped onto their jet-skis to search the sea. Patong Police officers, Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation workers and concerned tourists were also present at the scene.

Police found British sterling bank notes and a hotel keycard in his pocket. Officers are now trying to confirm his identity and figure out what exactly happened to him.

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