Police suspect that the 63-year-old Chinese man whose lifeless body was recovered from Bangtao Beach in Phuket province yesterday had most likely drowned.
Police Captain Krasorn Bunprasop of Thalang Police Station was notified by Thalang Hospital at 14:20 that a Chinese tourist named as Mr Miu Zhioin, 63, had been deceased for no less than an hour.
According to a police report, the man went swimming at about noon the same day, and some time later, tourists spotted his unconscious body floating in the water and helped to bring the man ashore.
On the beach, volunteers attempted to revive the man with CPR until and ambulance arrived which brought the Mr Zhioin into a nearby hospital. Doctors were also unsuccessful at their resuscitation effort, which spanned over an hour.
No unusual marks were found on the man’s body. Based on all the available facts, police have concluded drowning as the cause of death.
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