Russian drowns in condo pool


A Russian woman died after apparently drowning in a central Pattaya condominium pool.

The body of Tatiana Paramonova, 22, was found at the edge of the condominium’s pool Oct. 3. She was wearing a swimsuit and had appeared to suffer a knee injury. Investigators determined she’d been dead about an hour.

Kusol Srisuwan, 33, owner of a poolside bar, said Paramonova had been drinking and swimming with a friend since morning. At one point, she dived into the pool and did not resurface for more than five minutes. At that point, the bar owner called on a nearby foreigner to rescue her. Volunteers performed CPR, but to no avail.