October 18, 2016

Ryan John Scerri

An Australian man was pronounced dead after he was admitted, unconscious, to Patong Hospital following a heart attack, reported Phuket Gazette on Tuesday.

Ryan John Scerri, 32, had been staying at the Andaman Embrace Resort & Spa in Phuket’s Patong subdistrict since October 13 and was due to check out after ten days. He had been on holiday with his Canadian friend who police officers named as 32-year-old Ms Oiman Lai.

Pol Maj Battabi Srichai from Patong Provincial Police Station told Phuket Gazette, “According to Ms Lai, Mr Scerri said he was experiencing chest pain and having difficulty breathing at about 7 o’clock.” Mr Scerri lost consciousness shortly afterwards.

“She asked the hotel staff for help. They contacted the hospital and also performed first aid,” Pol Maj Battabi said. “An employee who performed first aid said Mr Scerri’s pulse was extremely slow.”

Doctors at Patong Hospital tried giving him cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but were unnot to revive him. He was pronounced dead at 09:00 on Tuesday morning at Patong Hospital.

Pol Maj Battabi said doctors thought Mr Scerri had died of a heart attack. Police ruled out any possibility that a crime had taken place. “We will question more witnesses, especially Ms Lai, to find out whether he had a history of heart disease,” Maj Pattapee said.

The Australian Embassy has been informed of Ryan John Scerri’s death.

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Case Details

Source Phuket Gazette
Date of Death: October 18, 2016
Last Edited: 12 months ago
Age: 37 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Australian
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Province: Phuket
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