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Body of unidentified foreigner found on Krabi beach

 

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Channel 7 News reported yesterday that an unidentified westerner was found washed up on Hat Yao beach in the Ban Pak Ra area of Krabi in southern Thailand on Tuesday evening.

 

The man was large bodied, aged about 40-45, 170 cms tall, was wearing black swimming trunks and had been dead for three days. 

 

There was some bruising on the chest and both arms but he was otherwise uninjured. 

 

He had a tattoo on his chest. His nationality is unknown but he was white, said the media.

 

There have been choppy seas in the area with waves of 2 to 3 meters churned up by the monsoon.

 

He is believed to have entered the water elsewhere and been carried to this spot by the heavy seas.

 

The TV presenter repeated warnings that are in place in many parts of Thailand to avoid going in the sea at this time. 

 

Local police are studying records of missing persons.

 

Source: Channel 7

 

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Terrible extremely dangerous rip currents down in that area, especially at this time of the year. As you are carried out you can shout and wave, but no-one can hear you, and if you are lucky someone might wave back 😞 Far more people perish in this manner than is reported in the papers !

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...here we go again!...'been dead for three days'...who says this?..a TV reporter...rediculous and impossible to tell..Sign me up please!

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20 hours ago, phantomfiddler said:

Terrible extremely dangerous rip currents down in that area, especially at this time of the year. As you are carried out you can shout and wave, but no-one can hear you, and if you are lucky someone might wave back 😞 Far more people perish in this manner than is reported in the papers !

At 11 years old me and my 3 school mates were swept out by the sea but managed to swim back. The nightmare began when we found that we couldn't swim back to the shore. You respect the sea after that horrible experience.

The sea is not a place for swimming- if you understand that you will not drown in the sea. Yes, of course you could dip in the sea at the shallow part but not swimming out into the deep end.

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3 hours ago, poloshirt said:

The sea is not a place for swimming- if you understand that you will not drown in the sea. Yes, of course you could dip in the sea at the shallow part but not swimming out into the deep end.

???

I hope whatever your drinking, smoking, injecting or snorting, you've brought enough for everybody.

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On 8/6/2020 at 4:15 PM, tandor said:

...here we go again!...'been dead for three days'...who says this?..a TV reporter...rediculous and impossible to tell..Sign me up please!

Are you suggesting that pathologists here don't know their job?

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Just now, Moonlover said:

Are you suggesting that pathologists here don't know their job?

The forensic pathologists at Phang Nga province and Central Forensic Institute in Bangkok are particularly inept, in certain cases.

 

Not opinion, FACT

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3 hours ago, Moonlover said:

Are you suggesting that pathologists here don't know their job?

..excuse me!..the body had just been found!..this unqualified statement came from either an unqualified reporter or police..it takes time for the cadaver to be sent for an autopsy, and some weeks later before a Pathologists Report has been completed and the matter sent to the Coroner..no-one else can make this judgement until all the facts and evidence has been examined.

The Forensic Pathologists here are World class by the way.

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4 hours ago, tandor said:

..excuse me!..the body had just been found!..this unqualified statement came from either an unqualified reporter or police..it takes time for the cadaver to be sent for an autopsy, and some weeks later before a Pathologists Report has been completed and the matter sent to the Coroner..no-one else can make this judgement until all the facts and evidence has been examined.

The Forensic Pathologists here are World class by the way.

...you find death amusing 'lomsak'. 

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7 hours ago, LomSak27 said:

The forensic pathologists at Phang Nga province and Central Forensic Institute in Bangkok are particularly inept, in certain cases.

 

Not opinion, FACT

 

4 hours ago, tandor said:

The Forensic Pathologists here are World class by the way.

Now there's an interesting juxtaposition for you. 🙂

 

By the way is not conceivable that a police pathologist attended the scene on the beach and was able to give an initial assessment of the cause and time of death? (subject to a formal report in due course) This is surely a common practice.

 

In the case of a drowning victim, the body initially sinks and will then resurface 1 or 2 days later. If it remains in the sea it will finally sink again after around 7 days. In tropical waters that is.

 

So there is only a small window in which a pathologist can make his/her assessment and with experience they should be able to be reasonably accurate.

 

But hey. Does it really matter anyway?

 

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17 hours ago, Moonlover said:

 

Now there's an interesting juxtaposition for you. 🙂

 

By the way is not conceivable that a police pathologist attended the scene on the beach and was able to give an initial assessment of the cause and time of death? (subject to a formal report in due course) This is surely a common practice.

 

In the case of a drowning victim, the body initially sinks and will then resurface 1 or 2 days later. If it remains in the sea it will finally sink again after around 7 days. In tropical waters that is.

 

So there is only a small window in which a pathologist can make his/her assessment and with experience they should be able to be reasonably accurate.

 

But hey. Does it really matter anyway?

 

...of course it matters!..depends if there is foul play or not..if the attending officers feel it is out of the ordinary they would call for the pathologist to attend..their call. The argument is none of them should say anything to the press until such time as an informed decision has been made by a qualified and competent pathologist. To say the body has been dead for two/three days is madness and only sensationalizes the poor persons demise..time this country shut the press out of all situations where they flock like ghouls..speculation is a personal thing and should not be put out there by unqualified persons.

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On 8/7/2020 at 5:58 AM, poloshirt said:

At 11 years old me and my 3 school mates were swept out by the sea but managed to swim back. The nightmare began when we found that we couldn't swim back to the shore. You respect the sea after that horrible experience.

The sea is not a place for swimming- if you understand that you will not drown in the sea. Yes, of course you could dip in the sea at the shallow part but not swimming out into the deep end.

An awareness of how to react can save lives. Of course it's better not to venture into the sea under adverse conditions. If swept away by currents just go with the flow and concentrate on staying buoyant. Most people underestimate the power of water currents and panic into exhaustion trying to swim against the flow. Normally if there are rip-tides or currents it will push you into calmer waters later from where either exit from the water or rescue can take place. Exhaustion and panic will often lead to drowning. If you are with others then stay together and keep each other calm. If more people were aware of this then fewer tragedies would occur. I have scuba dived in some coastal areas where just holding on to submerged rocks in the current was difficult - the water flow can be that powerful!

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On 8/6/2020 at 5:34 AM, Bender Rodriguez said:

no joke, but a bill gates vaccine with tattoo might solve this problem for everyone / forever

 

🙂

And without the need to travel or go into the sea.

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