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Melbourne Woman Dies On Holiday At Popular Destination

A Mill Park woman has died on holiday in Thailand.

Barbara Fistrovic, 65, and her husband Ivan, 75, were swimming in dangerous surf conditions at Kamala Beach on Phuket’s west coast on Sunday afternoon, local time, when they were swept away by powerful waves, according to the Phuket News.

Lifeguards managed to pull the couple to shore and performed CPR.

Mr Fistrovic was revived on the beach but Mrs Fistrovic did not regain consciousness and was taken to Patong Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

“We were told that the Australian couple went to swim where red flags were posted on the beach, and were caught by strong waves which dragged them away from the shore,” Lt Col. Somnuek Damkhaew of Kamala Police said.

“However, we are still investigating the incident.”

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