PHUKET: The body of Canadian Lorne Saxberg, who apparently drowned on Saturday while snorkeling off Koh Khai, in Phang Nga Bay, was sent to Bangkok today for forensic tests to determine what caused his death.
An officer of the Phuket Police Station, who spoke to the Gazette on condition of anonymity, said, “We have yet to receive the results of the autopsy by doctors at Vachira Phuket Hospital.
“Mr Saxberg’s family have now requested that his body be sent to the Central Institute of Forensic Science in Bangkok.
“His family are still waiting for the autopsy results. They need to know the real reason why he died. I think we will know the reason soon,” he added.
The officer added that police believe Mr Saxberg died of either heart failure, as he had had a heart operation seven years ago, or drowned after suffering cramp while snorkeling.
Mr Saxberg, 48, was a veteran CBC broadcaster and was on vacation in Phuket when he died.
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