An American tourist drowned at the Viking Cave near Phi Phi Island in Krabi.
The Koh Phi Phi Police told our sister publication The Phuket Express that they were notified of the incident on Tuesday (April 18th) when a 51-year-old American man drowned in front of the Viking Cave at a coral diving area near Phi Phi Lay in the Ao Nang sub-district, Mueang Krabi district. (The Phuket Express is withholding his name pending embassy and family notification.)
A tour guide, whose name was withheld by law enforcement, told police that the tourist was initially alive and taken to a local hospital after an emergency led to his drowning. Doctors and medics at the hospital provided CPR but the man was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the hospital.
The tour guide also told police that the American tourist was traveling with nine other friends. The Koh Phi Phi Police are continuing their investigation to determine the exact cause of death while partnering with the American embassy and family members of the victim.