Body of unidentified foreign man found near beach in Rawai, Phuket

Rawai –

A body of an unidentified foreign man was found near a beach in Rawai this morning (July 27th).

Chalong Police were notified of the body from a man who was fishing near Yanui Beach in the Rawai sub-district, Mueang Phuket.

Rescue workers went to the beach and beach lifeguards and rescue workers went into the sea on a jets-ski. The male body was pulled back to the shore.

The body had already started to decompose. Police said the man died at least seven days before his body was found. An American passport of a man aged 73, Thai and Korean cash, and a resort key in Naiharn near Rawai were found with the body. Despite the passport being found, police withheld the name and stressed they had not yet identified the man positively.

His body was taken was taken to the Vachira Hospital in Phuket town for final identification and then to contact his embassy and family.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.