Published October 05, 2012
BANGKOK – Police say a speed boat carrying more than two dozen South Korean tourists sank as it returned from an island near Thailand's popular seaside resort town of Pattaya. All the passengers were rescued, and one was injured.
Police Col. Thammanoon Mankong says the boat started to sink Friday about 100 meters (328 feet) from a pier in Pattaya.
He says the 27 South Korean tourists were rescued by authorities and crew from nearby boats. One of the tourists was slightly injured and taken to a hospital. The boat's crew members also were rescued.
The boat was returning from a trip to Lan Island, a popular getaway in the Gulf of Thailand, 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) west of Pattaya.
Pattaya is 100 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Bangkok.