PHNOM PENH, Aug. 26 (FN) — A South Korean man and his young son drowned on Friday morning while playing in the seawaters at O'Tres beach in southwestern Cambodia's Preah Sihanouk province, a local police official said.

Kol Phally, deputy police chief of Preah Sihanouk province, said the three-member family - parents and their son - were tourists from South Korea.

"The father and son drowned while playing in the water in the sea," he told Xinhua, identifying the victims as Lee Min-seock, 40, and Lee Seungjae, 4.

High winds, which had resulted in choppy seas, was blamed for the incident, he said.

According to police reports, since Aug. 10, six tourists - a Turkish, a Russian, an Indian, a Cambodian and the two South Koreans - have drowned at beaches in the province.

Besides, a 24-year-old Australian woman also drowned while playing in the seawaters at night in southwestern Cambodia's Kampot province last week.

According to Kol Phally, dozens of police officers have been deployed to beaches in Preah Sihanouk province to rescue people in case of any incidents.