Ocean tragedy: German father drowns, son survives off Phuket’s Karon Beach

A German father tragically drowned while swimming at Karon Beach in Phuket yesterday whereas his eleven 12 months outdated son survived the terrifying incident.
The Thai lifeguard staff on Karon Beach rescued the 52 12 months previous German, Jurgen Ralf Wiltzsch, who lost consciousness at the bottom of the ocean. The rescue staff was called to the scene and provided CPR to Wiltzsch and transferred him to Chalong Hospital however workers couldn’t save the international man.
According to ThaiRath, the German father and his 11 year old son, Cavl Edwin Wiltzsch, had been swimming together at about 7.30pm. The wind and waves have been very robust for the 2 foreigners. The youngster efficiently swam back to the shore, however his father, sadly, disappeared into the sea.
The dead body of the person was transferred for an autopsy at Vachira Phuket Hospital. The relevant departments are coordinating with the Embassy of Germany in Thailand to relay the tragic information to his family.
ThaiRath did not report whether a pink flag was visible to warn vacationers of the dangerous swimming circumstances.
According to the Phuket Times yesterday, Phuket has seen 4 deaths of vacationers due to drowning incidents over five days.
A Senegalese tourist’s life was tragically claimed at Freedom Beach, while two Indian men met the same destiny at Karon Beach. Surin Beach witnessed a heart-wrenching incident that claimed the lives of Thai and Russian guests. Most of the vacationers reportedly ignored the red flag warning on the seashores.
A Thai man, 28 yr previous Atichart Jehma-ah, revealed during an interview with the Daily News that he has helped greater than 10 people from near-drowning conditions at Jao Mai Beach within the southern province of Trang.
Never again shared that some folks, especially children, did not recognise or understand the that means of the pink flags and the warning flags in other colours. He wanted authorities departments to provide sufficient buoys for beachgoers to hold onto in emergencies.
Atichart also urged the authorities to observe the beaches and warned the visitors by themselves as a outcome of tourists tend to place larger trust in official warnings than the advice of locals.
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