Briton drowns at Patong beach

A tourist relaxes on Patong beach in early March. (Bangkok Post file photo)

PHUKET - A British tourist seen walking drunk along Patong beach and then entering the water against all advice on Friday morning has been found drowned

Police said local residents saw the man on the beach around 8am. He appeared to be drunk. They talked to him and recommended that he go back to his hotel.

Later, he was seen to walk into the sea, and disappeared. Lifeguards searched unsuccessfully for him, and then called police for help.

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