Pattaya, 2nd September 2010 [PDN] At 6.30 pm the Pattaya Police radio center was informed that a Thai woman had quarreled with her Italian boyfriend and ran into the sea to kill herself on Pattaya Beach, near Soi 7, Beach Road. Subsequently the officer and Sawang Boriboon Foundation team went to the scene to investigate.
On arrival, at the beach 700 meter from Pattaya Police Station, a large crowd had gathered watching an Italian National Mr. Famio (32) wearing only his underwear struggling to bring his Thai girlfriend ashore. A witness went out to assist him in carrying Miss Ke who was unconscious, out of the sea.
Mr. Famio and the witness rendered first aid with chest compressions. After regaining consciousness Miss Ke was transferred to Banglamung Hospital for treatment.
On interrogation, Mr. Famio claimed that he and his girlfriend sat on the beach and had a few drinks together. Miss Ke was upset that he was due to fly home to Italy the next morning. Drunk and without warning, she ran into the sea saying she wanted to die. Mr. Famio tried to catch her, but was unsuccessful. He swam around searching for her, later finding her unconscious body and carrying her out onto the beach.