A sudden loss of consciousness overcame an elderly Swedish man in Prachuap Khiri Khan province today, causing him to drown.
The incident happened in the swimming pool of the foreigner’s residence, located on 100/295 Soi in Bo Fai Village in Hua Hin district. Officers of Hua Hin Police Station and rescue workers found the man, identified as Kirk Jonsson, 61, without any clothes in the swimming pool behind his house. Medical staff estimated Mr Jonsson had been dead for about one hour prior to their arrival.
Bupa Jonssons, 46, the wife of the deceased, called authorities after finding her husband. She told police officers that before she saw him dead in the chest-deep water, Mr Jonsson went for a swim to cool off from the heat often occurring at this time of the year.
After she started to wonder why Mr Jonsson did not return for a long time, she discovered him floating face-down in the pool. She immediately asked her neighbor to help recover the body in order to send him to the hospital, but soon realized he had passed away already.
Police and medical staff believe Mr Jonsson had suffered from a condition that caused him to lose consciousness while he was swimming and eventually drown. To confirm the cause of death, the body has been sent to a forensic laboratory in Bangkok.
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