January 22, 2019

Klaus Heinz Trappiel

A 78-year-old German man’s first visit to Pattaya ended in his death.  The elderly tourist drowned while swimming at Jomtien Beach. He was spotted floating with his face down in the water.

On Tuesday afternoon, lifeguards at Jomtien Beach in Nong Prue subdistrict of Chon Buri province called Pattaya City Provincial Police Station that a tourist had drowned. Pol Lt Col Gola Ngampong, who had received the call, said he was called at approximately 12:30 in the afternoon. He explained: “According to his friends, Klaus Heinz Trappiel had been swimming with four friends at Jomtien Beach right in front of Soi Jomtien 5. It appears, however, that he lost consciousness at some stage.”

Police revealed to reporters that lifeguards immediately pulled the man ashore and tried to resuscitate him; but without success.

“Friends of the deceased told us that were staying at a hotel in Soi 7 and that Mr Trappiel had been suffering from a chronic health issue,” Pol Lt Col Gola said without elaborating further. “We think this might have been either the cause or, at least, a contributing factor to his drowning.”

Police have notified the German Embassy in Bangkok of Mr Trappiel’s death.

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Case Details

Source Athipburapa
Date of Death: January 22, 2019
Last Edited: 2 months ago
Age: 78 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: German
Cause of Death: Drowning
Province: Chon Buri
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