Local fishermen discovered a mysterious body, believed to be that of a foreigner, off the coast of Sattahip district on Saturday, September 30th.
Pol Lt Col Pongphisut Mahasetthaworakul, the deputy investigator of the Sattahip Police Station, was notified of the body at 4 PM by local fishermen fishing in Sattahip Bay, Chonburi province.
The body was found adrift approximately 7 nautical miles south of Koh Yo Island. Consequently, the officer requested support from the Sawang Rojana Dhamma Foundation to retrieve the body.
Upon inspection, the deceased individual appeared to be a white, large-built male, resembling a foreigner, according to rescuers. He was floating face down, dressed in black shorts and a black-gray shirt, with English letters “A@P” on the left chest. On his left wrist, there was an orange-colored cord resembling a piece of jewelry, but no identification documents were found. His name and nationality were unknown.
It is estimated that the deceased had been dead for at least 3-6 days, police said. The body was brought ashore around 6:30 PM on the same day and was sent to the Police General Hospital’s Institute of Forensic Medicine to determine his identity and the cause of death.
Sattahip Police are contacting boat operators in the area to find if they have any missing person.