German man killed by boat propeller in Phuket

German man killed by boat propeller in Phuket

The Straits Times - Asia·2019-11-23 13:03

BANGKOK (DPA) - A German tourist died on Friday (Nov 22) after suffering injuries from a speedboat propeller while swimming off a beach in Phuket, Thailand's largest island and major tourism destination.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Sompong Julruang, deputy superintendent at the Kamala police station, said the victim was 63 years old. The man had strayed from the declared swimming area on Kamala beach in the afternoon. "The man was swimming outside the designated swimming area by 50 to 60 metres," Sompong told dpa, adding that the boat driver was on the way back to shore and did not see the man nearby.


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