British man with asthma dies on holiday in Koh Chang

Photo courtesy of Suffolk News

A British man with asthma from Newmarket, Suffolk, passed away in hospital in Koh Chang after being admitted for an unknown illness.

The 44 year old British man, James Moore, embarked on his Thai adventure just a fortnight prior, with plans to return home on February 7. His sister, Rachel Tate, revealed the details surrounding the tragedy.

“My parents, Boots and Melanie Moore, received the heart-wrenching call last Friday, informing them that their son was on the brink of death.”

Struggling with asthma, James had initially attributed his malaise to a common virus circulating in the area. Concern escalated when his friend, Dave Moss, failed to establish contact. Rachel recounted the discovery.

“When Dave couldn’t reach him, he grew worried and went to James’ hotel. What he found in that room was beyond belief – James lying motionless on his bed, clutching his asthma pump.”

Rushed to a local hospital, James was declared dead, leaving his grief-stricken family grappling with the logistics of repatriation. Rachel, coordinating with Thai authorities and the British Embassy, expressed the challenges ahead, including the expenses covered by James’s travel insurance, reported Suffolk News.

James, born and bred in Newmarket, had spent his days at Cheveley Park Stud and later found solace in assisting local farrier Dale Powell with his equestrian pursuits.

In related news, the owner of a luxury condominium in the Sriracha district of Chon Buri found the dead body of a naked British man inside the room on January 19. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

The juristic person of the condo told Channel 7 that the 57 year old British man usually bought products from a convenience store on the ground floor of the condo. However, condo staff members, including the maids, had not seen Matthew for several days.

In other news, the British man from Southend who fought a battle against leukaemia, contracted whilst on holiday in Thailand, in late November last year, has passed away at Southend Hospital.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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