KATA: A 71-year-old Swiss expatriate, Walter Ledermann, who lived near Chalong Circle, drowned after going swimming in front of Club Med at Kata on Monday evening. Pol Lt Teerawat Liumsuwan of Chalong Police Station said, “At 2 pm [on Monday], Mr Ledermann told his wife Pang, before she went out, that he was planning to go swimming. When she got back home at midnight, he still had not returned. “So she went to look for him and found his car parked on the road in front of Club Med. When she opened the car, she saw that nothing had been stolen. She then went to the police station to make a report.” At 7:20 the following morning, some joggers found Mr Ledermann’s naked corpse on Karon Beach. The police found no wounds on his body and an autopsy confirmed that he had drowned about 12 hours earlier. The victim is the fourth person to drown in Phuket waters this year. He was said to have been an experienced swimmer, who swam in the sea every day.
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