The body of an British man was found floating off of Koh Hae (Coral Island) yesterday afternoon (February 23). It is believed that the man had had a lot to drink the night before and had wondered into the sea.
At 1:30pm yesterday, Chalong investigator, Lt Wuttiwat Leangboonjinda and his team were called to investigate the death of the man after a tour boat called and reported they had found a body floating at Koh Hae.
The victim, later identified as Sebastian Palin, 32, was 170 centremetres tall and was dressed in a white vest and colourful Bermuda shorts. He also had two wrist band on his left wrist.
Police said that he has been dead for at least 12 hours. There was no suspision of foul play and it was assumed that Mr Palin had drowned.
Police later learned that Mr Palin had checked in at the Coral Island Resort on Saturday (February 21) and was scheduled to check out yesterday morning.
On Sunday night (February 22), it is alledged that Mr Palin had got very drunk at the hotel bar. Staff had to escort him to his room once, but he yelled at them and said he wanted to continue drinking.
“He drank until the bar closed and seemed stressed,” a member of the bar staff told police.
After the bar closed no one had seen or heard from Mr Palin again until they were notified of the body floating in the sea.
Police are currently gathering more information.Facebook.
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