In Phuket, Lt Akkarach Chatiphai of Vichit Police was informed by staff at Phuket International Hospital (PIH) that a 37-year-old man British man had died there this morning.
He arrived at the hospital at 8:30 and carried out an examination of the deceased whose name is still being withheld by the media. Lt Akkarach was told by doctors that the man had died from a heart attack. “The man arrived at the hospital by ambulance after 4:00,” he said.
“We were told that he was staying at The Base Uptown Condominium and that he had been out with a Chinese friend and came back drunk. The friend and a security guard had to carry him up to his room,” he said.
According to Lt Akkarach, the man complained at around 4:00 to the security guard that he was getting chest pains and wanted to go to the hospital. “He was walking around the car park when he collapsed and lost consciousness so the guard called for help.”
A medical unit from Phuket International Hospital arrived, administered CPR and took the victim to the hospital where he was pronounce dead. “We checked his condo and found no signs of assault or robbery. His embassy has been notified,” Lt Akkarach added.
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