Maj Pattapee Srichai from Patong Police received a call from staff at Patong Hospital at 9am yesterday to report that a foreign man had died at the facility after being admitted earlier in the morning, the staff requested police be present during the body examination process.
Upon arrival, officers were taken to inspect the body of Ryan John Scerri, 32, which was in the emergency room. Police stated that they found no signs of assault or injury on the body.
Maj Pattapee said that the man checked in to the Andaman Embrace Resort in Patong with his Canadian wife, Ms Oiman Lai, on Oct 13 and was due to checkout on Oct 23.
On Oct 18 at 7am, Mr Scerri complained to his wife of chest pains, he was also having difficulty breathing. Suddenly he collapsed, and when Ms Lai called out to him, he exhaled and then fell unconscious so she called for help.
Hotel worker, Mr Sarawuth Hataimaetha, arrived in the room to find the victim lying on the floor next to the bed, he was still alive but his heart beat was extremely low.
When a medical unit arrived they said that the man no longer had a pulse, they attempted to revive him but with no success.
The man was taken to the emergency room at Patong Hospital where doctors said he had died from a heart attack.
The Embassy has been notified and Ms Lai was assisting police with their inquiries.