A Norwegian man was found dead next to the swimming pool of their house in Buriram province. Police consider the death to be an accident.
The body of Per Nordbø*, a 59-year-old man from Norway, was found by his 41-year-old wife on the morning of Friday, April 5. “Mrs Nordbø told us that he had already been dead when she saw him,” an officer at Nang Rong Provincial Police Station confirmed.
Shortly later, officers and rescue workers arrived at the house at 113 Mu 13 in Nong Bot subdistrict of Buriram province. They briefly examined the body and discovered an injury: “Mr Nordbø had a bleeding laceration on his forehead that had created a small pool of blood on the ground,” the officer noted, adding that this could have been caused by a fall. He died at least five hours earlier, police said.
Mrs Nordbø, the only witness, told police that her husband had left the house to catch some air because he had trouble falling asleep. “This was at around 1:00, she told us.” When she woke up and went to the back of the house, she found Mr Nordbø laying dead next to the swimming pool and realised that he had died already.
The Thai newspaper Khaosod where the accident was published quoted police who assumed that “Mr Nordbø had suffered a shock and drowned”. However, it was not explained how he could have drowned when his body was found outside of the pool. According to his wife, Mr Nordbø also suffered from a series health conditions that police did not elaborate any further.
* This name has been transliterated from Thai and might not be accurate.
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