An elderly German man was found dead on a beach in Pattaya. Police believe he has drowned.
Thairath quoted Pol Capt Nakonrat Sinonlad, investigator at Mueang Pattaya Provincial Police Station, saying that he had received the information at around 16:30 on Wednesday afternoon. Police and rescue workers were then dispatched to a beach in Na Kluea subdistrict of Chon Buri province where the body was found.
The man, who was only named as Otto, 74, was quickly discovered. He wore swimming trunks and had no other clothes or items on him. Rescue workers attempted to bring the man back to life but quickly gave up after realising that he had already died.
In his initial police report, Pol Capt Nakonrat said the man had been renting an apartment in nearby Soi Roi Klang, one of many sois connected to Pattaya-Nakluea Rd. Other beachgoers saw the man floating with his face down on the water and dragged the unconscious man to the shore.
Pol Capt Nakonrat said that, since there was nobody actually witnessing the incident, a heart failure or other sudden complications that led to him drowning are the most likely cause of death. An autopsy at Police Hospital in Bangkok has been assigned to determine the official cause of death.
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