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    Phuket: Young Hong Kong Millionaire Tourist Dies After Five-Star Pool Incident

    UPDATE Young Hong Kong Millionaire Tourist Dies After Five-Star Pool Incident - Phuket Wan

    Young Hong Kong Millionaire Tourist Dies After Five-Star Pool Incident

    By Sert Tongdee
    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    UPDATE

    Young Hong Kong millionaire Manhoe Lai died on Tuesday morning at Bangkok Hospital Phuket after being pulled from a swimming pool at a five-star Phuket resort. His parents have flown to Phuket. An autopsy is likely.

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    PHUKET: Doctors at a Phuket hospital are fighting to save the life of a Hong Kong man after he was pulled from a swimming pool at a five-star resort in a coma yesterday.

    Manhoe Lai, 31, was in the pool at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa about noon yesterday when his wife and other swimmers raised the alarm.

    Mr Lai's wife is reported to have run to the front desk to report that her husband was in difficulties.

    Other guests and staff assisted him from the swimming pool and an ambulance was called.

    Mr Lai, 31, was taken to Thalang Hospital in central Phuket. His condition was assessed as critical and doctors had him transferred to Bangkok Hospital Phuket in Phuket City.

    He is now on life support in the intensive care unit.

    Officers from Tachatchai Police Station, at the north of Phuket, were called to the resort, which is in Mai Khao, on Phuket's holiday west coast.

    It is believed other swimmers in the pool at the time at first thought Mr Lai was floating face-down deliberately.

    The couple had arrived at the resort on Sunday.
    "Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simón Bolívar

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    He is now on life support in the intensive care unit.
    Well, that seems rather pointless being that he's dead and all.

    Edit; Sorry didn't see there was an update

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    Mr Lai's wife is reported to have run to the front desk to report that her husband was in difficulties.
    She couldn't help him herself?

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    'Help help, my millionaire husband is drowning.'

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    I guess neither of the learned how to swim, shame. RIP

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    5 star and no life guards huh ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post
    It is believed other swimmers in the pool at the time at first thought Mr Lai was floating face-down deliberately.
    Yes, this can be confusing.

    Especially if one is busy on one's iphone 5, or ipad Mini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    5 star and no life guards huh ?
    Would think a millionaire in Asia would travel with his own..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    5 star and no life guards huh ?
    Would think a millionaire in Asia would travel with his own..
    RIP
    Death awaits us all but some are more lucky than others with regards to length of life.

    Being a millionaire counts for nothing on the big scale of things!

    If he was piss poor there would be no story.

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    If he was piss poor there would be no story.[/quote]


    EXACTLY

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