6 June 2024

A Malaysian tourist and her five-year-old daughter have drowned after a long-tailed boat, in which her family of three were travelling, capsized in the seas off the Mueang district of the southern province of Krabi yesterday (Wednesday).

The family were on a sea tour, off Nong Thale sub-district, without life jackets. Only the skipper was wearing one.

During the journey, the boat capsized due to the big waves, throwing all four into the sea, reportedly with the parents and their daughter clinging onto the skipper as they floated in the rough seas.

All four were, however, rescued by a fisherman, who had them sent ashore and rushed to a hospital by rescue workers.

The mother and her daughter were, however, pronounced dead from drowning. The husband and the skipper are safe, but are still in the hospital under observation.