Filipino couple caught in a rip current in Phuket rescued by local surfer


PHUKET — A Filipino couple were caught in a rip current at about 5 pm yesterday (Sept 1) while swimming at Surin Beach. According to a report, the “no swimming” red flags along the beach were removed.

The Filipino couple were rescued by local surfer Danny Hyams who paddle out not once, but twice, to rescue the couple one by one. The Filipina woman, who witnesses said was found in a poor state, was dragged out several hundred meters offshore. An ambulance came and the Pinay was rushed to the hospital.

Mr. MaAnn Samran, Chief of the Cherng Talay Tambon Administration (OrBorTor), knew about the two Pinoy tourists needing to be rescued by a local beachgoer but was unable to give any description of their current physical condition.

Surin Beach, notoriously known for its dangerous surf especially from May to October during the southwest monsoon, was more dangerous yesterday due to bad weather caused by tropical storm Podul that hammered some parts of Thailand over the weekend.

Local surfers and beachgoers said waves were reaching up to two meters, while deadly rip currents pulled swimmers away from the shore.

Read Body of one of the two missing Filipino tourists found lying between rocks

Source: Phuket News
File Photo: Wiki Commons

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