Thailand’s heat wave claimed yet another death of a foreigner. A Scottish Muay Thai boxer died of a heat stroke while he was jogging.
Pol Capt Prachakorn Promduang at Pho Klang Police Station said the boxer was found dead in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Muang district. He had left his hotel one day before police discovered his body to go jogging at around 11:30.
According to official statistics from the Thai Meteorological Department, Thailand is currently experiencing its second hottest month of the year, the hottest being April. Farang Deaths found out that the temperatures on that day (March 25) and time (11:30) reached up to 34.5˚C in Nakhon Ratchasima.
Police identified him as Jordan Donald, 21, from Scottland. On Facebook, Mr Donald named his account Jordan Coe. Another name used on his Facebook account names him as Dechalek Lamnammoon.
Mr Donald, known by his ring name of Jordan Lamnammoon Muay Thai, was wearing a thick outfit when he left the hotel. Trainer Kritchai Kritnok told police that Mr Donald went out with the heavy clothing to try to get rid of three kilogrammes so that he could meet the 61-kg-limit for a fight on Sunday.
Doctors at Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital, who conducted an initial autopsy on the boxer, believed that he suffered a heat stroke due to severe dehydration from jogging in the sweltering sun. A detailed autopsy will be carried out to determine the official cause of death, Pol Capt Prachakorn said.
Jordan was scheduled to fight Khon Bola, a Cambodian boxer, at a temporary boxing venue at Wat Pong Din Sor in Muang district on Sunday night.
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