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Dutch ex-pat drowns in Pattaya Bay

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The body of a 74-year-old Dutchman has been retrieved from the water close to Pattaya Beach this weekend.

Pattaya City Police were called to the area near Walking Street in South Pattaya at 7pm on Saturday evening.

Rescue workers also arrived and found the man floating, face down, in the bay. Police say that from an initial inspection there are no signs of any struggle and no visible injuries were found on his body.

His Thai wife, Ms. Sukjai Bungutum, who was also on the beach. said ‘My husband told me he was going to go swimming. He had not returned after many hours. I was worried as he had personal health issues after a recent accident.’ ‘I called Pattaya police for help and was then told that his body was found.’ She told The Pattaya News.

An autopsy is being arranged to determine the exact cause of death.

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