A woman drowned at Jomtien beach around 10:00 on Sunday morning.
Seventy-two-year-old Zhan Ziaojun, was pulled from the sea, close to Soi 5. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband was located close by and was heartbroken according to witnesses.
The deceased was from China and holidaying in Pattaya with her husband. There were observed having fun in the sea. Her husband was spotted returning to the beach but there was no sign of Zhan. A tourist guide ran to assist upon spotting the woman under the water’s surface.
After pulling the woman onto the beach, he summoned help but despite CPR being carried out, the woman was pronounced dead.
This was the first of two drownings in Pattaya on Sunday, the second occurring in a local swimming pool, where a Swiss man died.