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Canadian tourist drowns in Phang Nga

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The body of a Canadian tourist, who had been reported missing, off Natai Beach, just north of Phuket, has been found on a beach in Phang Nga.

The 20 year old man, named only as “Christopher”, was first reported missing on Sunday, June 30. After a search involving local rescue workers, his body was found on Natai Beach the following day.

The Phuket Express reports that the Canadian was staying at a villa near Natai Beach, in the Khok Kloi sub-district, with an American friend named only as Michael, and 3 others.

It’s understood his friends raised the alarm on Sunday morning when they were unable to locate Christopher at the villa or nearby. They were told by an unnamed witness that he had seen a man matching Christopher’s description in the water but didn’t know where he’d gone after that initial sighting.

Khok Kloi Police were alerted and rescue divers were called in to look for the missing tourist on Sunday and Monday. At around 5.40pm on Monday, a hotel security guard found the Canadian’s body on Natai Beach.

The body has been formally identified by the man’s friends and the Canadian embassy is liaising with family members.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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