A 76-year-old Russian woman, named as Nina Barova, drowned in the sea off Jomtien Beach late Wednesday night. It appears the elderly woman had gone to the beach alone and it is not known whether she had any relatives traveling with her.
Her body was spotted by a young Thai man who was sitting on the seawall opposite the entrance to Soi 1 and not far from the Dongtan police box.
Pattaya One reports that he
shouted out and seconds later, two foreign tourists, known to be father and son, rushed into the water and recovered the body of the woman but it was too late as she had already passed away.
Her body has now been sent to Bangkok for a postmortem examination to establish the exact cause of death.