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Bodies of couple who died at a Koh Tao pool sent to police hospital for autopsies

Tanutam Thawan

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Medical examiners at the Police General Hospital will do an autopsy on the bodies of the billionaire couple who were both found dead in a resort pool on Koh Tao, an island in the Gulf of Thailand off the Surat Thani coast. The results on the cause of death will be released in around 2 weeks, Koh Tao police chief Kriangkrai Kraikaew said, adding that police “are looking into all aspects to find the conclusive reasons for their deaths.”

The Thai-Indian couple Rakeshwar and Anshoo Sachathamakul, 59 and 55 years old, were visiting the island with their 34 year old son Ratish. On Friday, the travelled from the Chumphon province on the mainland to Koh Tao. After the family checked in at the Jamahkhiri Resort & Spa, the couple went to relax at the pool. Ratish found both his parents dead in the water.

No hotel staff where by the pool when the couple died. At the resort’s surveillance cameras by the pool are broken. A staff member told police they saw Rakeshwar’s body floating near the pool ladder and Anshoo’s body was in a shallow area of the pool where the water was just a metre deep.

Reports say Ratish had called for the hotel staff and dove into the pool to drag their bodies to the surface. Rescue workers arrived on the scene and administered CPR. Police say there are no signs of struggle. An initial examination by medical staff say the couple died from drowning. Rakeshwar had underlying conditions of diabetes, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea.

Rakeshwar was the co-owner and CEO of the Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach, owner of the the Bangkapi Manison apartments in Bangkok, and managing director of Wireform A.N., a Thailand-based manufacturer of precision springs and plastic parts.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

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