Pattaya man’s sudden death sparks heatstroke fears

Picture of where dead man found courtesy of Pattaya News

The sudden death of a homeless Pattaya man sparked a wave of speculation and investigations by the Thai authorities. The 50 year old man, named Noi, was found lifeless near a bus stop in the sweltering midday heat.

Noi’s sudden death has led the Thai authorities to ponder various causes: a preexisting health issue, an overwhelming heatstroke, or a lethal cocktail of both.

Noi had been seen by passers-by near a bus stop in Pattaya during the peak of the day, with temperatures soaring. The intense heat, combined with his lack of movement, initially suggested heatstroke as the cause of death.

Heatstroke, a natural bodily reaction to excessive heat, can cause a high body temperature, changes in mental state or behaviour, altered sweating, nausea and vomiting, flushed skin, rapid breathing, an accelerated heart rate, and headaches

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However, other suspicions revolve around a potential underlying health condition that Noi might have been grappling with. In such cases, the intense heat could have exacerbated the problem, leading to his death, said one local who wants to remain anonymous.

“It’s really sad to see him like this. He was a familiar face around here, always quiet and kept to himself. We hope his family finds the strength to deal with this loss.”

Noi’s remains have been transported to Banglamung Hospital where medical professionals will conduct a comprehensive autopsy to ascertain the exact cause of his death. The evidence should aid in understanding the circumstances surrounding his tragic demise.

In the wake of this incident, the local authorities are urging the public to take necessary precautions during the sweltering summer months. Among the advice given are staying hydrated, avoiding exposure to the sun during peak hours, wearing light and loose clothing, and never leaving kids or pets in parked vehicles, said a public official, reported Pattaya News.

“It’s easy to underestimate the heat, but it can be a silent killer. We urge everyone to stay safe and take care of their health, especially those with underlying conditions.”

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Bob Scott

Bob Scott is an experienced writer and editor with a passion for travel. Born and raised in Newcastle, England, he spent more than 10 years in Asia. He worked as a sports writer in the north of England and London before relocating to Asia. Now he resides in Bangkok, Thailand, where he is the Editor-in-Chief for The Thaiger English News. With a vast amount of experience from living and writing abroad, Bob Scott is an expert on all things related to Asian culture and lifestyle.

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