Kiwi woman drowns on Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Travel vacation background - Beautiful sea tropical island and sky - Phi-Phi island, Krabi Province, Thailand.
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Thai police have confirmed a body found floating off the Phi Phi Islands is that of a New Zealand tourist.

Local police told The Phuket News her body was spotted floating off the island at midday on Wednesday (local time).

The woman had been touring with a group but decided to remain on the islands by herself.

Authorities say she likely drowned, however the circumstances are still under investigation.

Her identity was confirmed through her tattoos, NZME reports.

Her family have been notified.