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A Russian named Denis Lipatov drowned at Racha Noi Island, south of famous day-trip vacation destination Rahca Yai.

PHUKET:-- A Russian diving coach who worked in Phuket drowned off Racha Noi Island on Saturday mid-day.

Denis Lipatov, 39, was at this island with buddies as he produced a cramp while swimming around 5pm. The time he was saved he was unconscious, and attempts to resuscitate him failed.

His buddies came back to Chalong pier having his body, the place they were connected with by cops and rescue workers.

Racha Noi Island claims to be an uninhabited island south of the common day-trip island, Racha Yai.

Col Kritapas told all beachgoers to use security precautions while swimming or diving.