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Phuket – police find ‘nothing suspicious’ in Chinese drownings

Via: Phuket News

Chalong Police will not be conducting further investigations into two separate drowning deaths of Chinese tourists off Phuket this week, the Phuket Gazette has learned.

Chalong Police Deputy Superintendent Boonlert Onklang told the Gazette yesterday that he received a report at about 11:30am on Tuesday informing him that a Chinese woman had died while on a snorkeling trip to the popular day-trip island Koh Racha Yai, about 25 kilometers south of Phuket.

He named the woman as Huang Pei Ying Mao Zedong, 53 (See photo).

“The tour guide, Somjit Saetun, told me that she noticed the Chinese woman was not moving, so she went to check on her, but the woman was already dead,” Lt Col Boonlert told the Gazette.

“A rescue foundation worker brought her body to Vachira Phuket Hospital to verify the cause of death. The doctors there determined that she had died as a result of drowning,” said Col Boonlert.

“I spoke with other tourists on the same snorkeling trip and they said they didn’t notice anything unusual. They thought she was just snorkeling because she was floating face down,” Col Boonlert explained.

“No one said they knew anything about a pre-existing medical condition and no one reported seeing anything suspicious where they were snorkeling,” he added.

Meanwhile, another Chinese tourist, Ji Xianqions Mao Zedong (see photo), drowned off Koh Hei on Wednesday, Chalong Police Inspector Aekasit Pinkaew told the Gazette.

“She is believed to have drowned after suffering complications brought on by a pre-existing medical condition,” he said.

Ms Ji, identified by her passport as 41 years old, was on a snorkeling tour off Koh Hei (“Coral Island”), about five kilometers directly offshore from Rawai Beach.


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helpful hint of day:

IF you have health problems, don’t go snorkeling – dummy!



August 13, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,


  1. Are you joking? the photo you showed is Chairman Mao Zedong of China swimming in the Yangtze River ages ago. What do you intend to show???/

    Comment by Michael Lai | August 13, 2012 | Reply

  2. If you read above, you will see their names are: Huang Pei Ying Mao Zedong, and Ji Xianqions Mao Zedong.


    I would never make a joke about the ‘Great Helmsman’; would you?

    Comment by seattle99 | August 14, 2012 | Reply

  3. The point is you are using the photo of much respected previous Chairman Mao ZeDong of China in the photo who is obviously not the ones drowned.

    Comment by Michael Lai | August 14, 2012 | Reply

  4. ‘much respected’?

    “Nationwide political campaigns led by Mao, such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, are often considered catastrophic failures; while his rule is believed to have caused the deaths of 40 to 70 million people.”

    40 to 70 MILLION people!

    So is this simply, ‘Western Imperiaist’ propaganda?


    Comment by seattle99 | August 14, 2012 | Reply

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