Indian Tourist Drowns at Pattaya Hotel Pool

PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya

Pattaya —

An Indian tourist has drowned at a hotel pool in Pattaya.

According to local media, the tourist, who was not identified by authorities to the press as they were waiting to contact his family, went for a swim in a hotel pool seemingly without realizing its depth. It is suspected that he could not swim because a CCTV camera at the pool showed that the tourist was struggling to stay afloat before eventually submerging to the bottom of the pool.

The tragic accident happened at a hotel in Pattaya on July 11th, whose name was withheld pending a further investigation. During the incident, other tourists were present in the pool area but were unaware of the Indian tourist’s drowning.

Once a friend of the Indian man noticed him drowning, they called for assistance from a hotel security guard, Mr. Tonkanya Pimwongsa. The security guard rescued the victim and tried to perform CPR on him. However, it was too late as the tourist had already passed away.

The deceased reportedly remains at a local hospital waiting for his family for further funeral arrangements.

This is the second hotel pool drowning of an Indian tourist in Pattaya in a month, as we covered a prior drowning here.

Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.