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Elderly Dutch man’s body found floating near Pattaya Beach



An elderly Dutch man’s body has been found floating near a Pattaya beach in South Pattaya after telling his wife he was going to go swimming. The 74 year old man’s wife Ms. Sukjai Bungutum, a 41 year old Thai woman, was found by rescue workers crying near his body.

“My husband told me he was going to go swimming. He had not returned after many hours. I was worried as he had personal health issues after a recent accident. I called Pattaya police for help until I was informed that his body was found.”

Rescue workers say they found the man’s body yesterday evening at 7pm.  They say his body was face down in the water and there appeared to be no signs of a struggle or of being in distress, but was wearing only underwear.

The Dutch man’s name is being withheld, according to The Pattaya News, pending the notification of his embassy.  Police say an autopsy will be conducted to determine the man’s exact cause of death.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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  1. Maag

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    We love PM Prayut !

    • Ssm

      Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      You love tyranny then

    • Suchart

      Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 7:09 am

      You love dictatorships then.

    • joe hoopai

      Monday, September 28, 2020 at 9:04 am


  2. sam

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Going for a swim but not wearing bathers ?? found floating in his underwear?? is it just me or is something not right here ??

    • Peter Harris

      Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 8:51 am

      I agree, I thought that was very odd too.

    • Toby Andrews

      Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 9:54 am

      However he was 74. We all have to go one day, somewhere.
      Maybe better quick, off a beach in Thailand than September in Rotterdam.
      I feel sorry for his wife. I hope he left her some property and money.

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