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German tourist in coma after ignoring red flag on Koh Phangan beach

 

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Source: 77Jowo

 

77Jowo reported that a 47 year old German tourist on holiday with his family was in hospital in a coma after a dramatic rescue at Nai Han Yai beach on Koh Phangan yesterday afternoon.

 

Witnesses said that Heyros Jochen (name transliterated from Thai) had entered heavy seas at the beach where a red warning flag was flying.

 

Hotel staff and other tourists heard his cries for help and entered the sea to rescue him.

 

Medics from the Pangan branch of Bangkok - Koh Samui Hospital arrived and took him in to the hospital where he was reportedly in a coma.

 

77Jowo said they believed he suffered from cramp after fighting to stay afloat in the heavy seas.

 

Source: 77Jowo

 
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1 hour ago, AhFarangJa said:

My hat goes off to the staff and tourists that risked their own lives to rescue him. 

Your ... hat?

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9 hours ago, sweatalot said:

Your ... hat?

Obviously not an English speaker so please let me enlighten you ......

To take (one's) hat off (to someone) is an idiom that means "To respect, admire, or congratulate someone." Often heard as, "Hat's off to you!"
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One could just hope that he jumped into the sea because he did not see the red flag and not because he was stupid and ignored the warning.

 

Good however that nobody got drowned.

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30 minutes ago, observer90210 said:

One could just hope that he jumped into the sea because he did not see the red flag and not because he was stupid and ignored the warning.

 

Good however that nobody got drowned.

 

Next time instead of buying a swimming suit he should buy eyes, and maybe brain :-)

 

 

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He probably left his brain in his mother's womb when he was born . 

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13 hours ago, dinsdale said:

No idea I would say. Wow look at the sea. Very heavy.

 

The sea doesn't look very heavy to me.  I'm not sure if those waves would even go over the top of your head when you were swimming.

 

 

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Ignoring red flags, I wonder if that negates his travel insurance, if so the hospital bill will finish off what the sea started

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I keep putting up "No clothing beyond this point" signs on the Russian babe beach zones - but they keep ignoring them.:sad:

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