Jeffrey Carl Hewitt
Marine police have retrieved the body of 50-year-old Irishman Jeffrey Carl Hewitt found floating about one kilometer off the shore of the popular Thai beach resort of Pattaya, local media has reported.
Pattaya’s marine police were informed at around 08:30 in the morning that the body of a foreigner had been found at sea and a team was sent to recover it.
Police reported that Mr Hewitt from Ireland was found only wearing shorts and was face floating down in the water. He was identified by his passport that was found in his pocket.
There were no visible marks on Mr Hewitt’s body and police are currently unsure if this was an accident or if foul play was a cause of his demise since the fact that a passport was found raised concerns among investigators.
Police said they believed he drowned but did not know the exact circumstances, the report said. His body was being sent for a post-mortem examination.
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