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Swedish tourist, 24, found dead in Koh Chang hotel swimming pool

A Swedish man has been found dead the swimming pool of Koh Chang hotel.

Police and rescue workers were called to the hotel just after 5am on Saturday morning after staff had discovered the body of a foreign man floating in the swimming pool.

Swedish_tourist_dead_ThailandThe man, named as Carl Magnus Philip Bergqvist, 24, had not been a guest at the hotel but was seen with two other foreigners swimming in the pool in the early hours of Saturday morning, Thairath reported.

The member of staff who saw the three men swimming in the pool told Thairath the three men “seemed to be drunk”.

The same staff member then returned to the pool area at around 5am when he saw the body of Mr Bergqvist floating in the pool.

Police said an initial examination of the body showed no sign of injuries. Officers believed he may have suffered from cramp and subsequently drowned.

Mr Bergqvist had been dead for between two or three hours before his body was found.

Police said they will question the two friends who were with him before he died.

Mr Bergqvist’s body has been sent to Koh Chang hospital for autopsy. The Swedish embassy and Mr Bergqvist’s family have been informed.

Source: Thairath




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