Phuket

Body of foreigner found on Phuket beach

PHUKET: Police are attempting to identify the body of a foreign man found on Surin Beach this morning.

“We received a report at about 7am that someone working out on the beach had come across the body. The dead man was face down in the sand with his arms crossed and pressed against his chest, when we got there” said Lt Peerasit Nhupayan of the Cherng Talay Police.

In the man’s trouser pockets, police found ‘a little’ money, but no identifying documents.

Officers believe that the man was 50 to 60 years old.

“There were no signs of a struggle on the beach and no visible injuries, except for a plaster on one of his feet,” Lt Peerasit said.

However, the Gazette notes that there does appear to be a speck of blood coming from the corner of the man’s mouth in photographs of the body.

“We believe that he died about six hours before his body was found, so we are looking for witnesses and CCTV evidence that might gives us a clue to his identity and what happened.”

— Winai Sarot

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