Chinese tourist hospitalized after pool drowning


A Chinese tourist was in critical condition after nearly drowning in her Pattaya hotel pool.

Wang Xueme, 42, was rushed to Pattaya Memorial Hospital Oct. 15 after being pulled from the pool at the hotel where she was staying. Paramedics performed CPR, but she was admitted to the hotel in a coma.

Jakrit Boontanai, a poolside waiter, said he walked past the pool and noticed that there were shoes and towel, but no owner. Then, he turned on the light and found a female body floating. He immediately jumped into the pool to help and notified authorities.