PHUKET – German tourist Frank Retsch has drowned at Nai Harn Beach, Phuket Wednesday after ignoring a safety warning sign urging beach-goers not to swim in rough weather, police said.
Lifeguards were unable to resuscitate Mr. Retsch, 34, after pulling him from the surf. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Vachira Phuket Hospital.
“Mr Retsch came to Phuket with his wife, sister and brother-in-law for their holiday,” Rawai Mayor Aroon according to the Phuket Gazette.
The couple were swept out to sea by powerful waves. Retsch was drowned but his wife was rescued by other tourists who witnessed the incident, police said.