Albert Meier Ernst
Unusual circumstances resulted in the death of a 58-year-old Swiss man in his guesthouse on Tuesday afternoon in Pattaya, Thai TV channel Bright TV reported today.
At around 16:00, Mr Albert Meier Ernst, 58, left his room on Soi 12 Beach Road in Nong Prue, Bang Lamung district and took a seat in the guesthouse’s restaurant and ordered a noodle soup. While he was eating, he suddenly started to choke violently and grasped for air.
Hotel staff alerted police and rescue volunteers and tried to assist Mr Ernst but failed. When police officers of Pattaya District Police Station and medical staff arrived on the scene, the man had already died.
Police also questioned his 32-year-old girlfriend Janjira Sukbrung who was not with him during the incident. Said Mr Ernst had been suffering from chronic asthma.
The body of Mr Albert Meier Ernst has been sent to Police Hospital to verify the cause of death. The Swiss embassy in Bangkok has also been notified.
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