PHUKET – Pol Lt Peerasit Noophayak, a deputy investigation chief at Choeng Thalay police station in Phuket has told reporters that the body of a foreign man was found dead on Surin beach in Thalang district of the island on Saturday morning.
The unidentified foreign tourist in his late 50s was found floating face-down near the beach in tambon Choeng Thalay, said Pol Lt Peerasit Noophayak, said.
There were no traces of a struggle or injuries on the body, police searched for Identification but only found 90 baht in his pocket.
A Police forensic examiner said he believed the foreign man died at least 6-8 hours before his body was discovered.
Police have sent his body to Phuket’s Thalang Hospital for a post-mortem examination to establish the cause of his death.
Authorities believed he might have fainted and drowned while taking a walk alone along the beach on Friday. They are check hotels in the area to see whether any foreign guest was missing.