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British man dies of heart attack while having coffee at his Patong hotel

PHUKET: Doctors have confirmed that a British man who passed away whilst having a cup of coffee at a Patong Hotel this morning (Mar 4) had suffered a heart attack. The man had only arrived in the country on Wednesday (Mar 2).

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Darawan Naknakhon

Friday 4 March 2016, 10:42AM


The man suffered a heart attack whilst having coffee at the restaurant of the Seaview Patong Hotel. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
The man suffered a heart attack whilst having coffee at the restaurant of the Seaview Patong Hotel. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Lt Col Weerapong Rakkhito from Kathu Police was called at 7:45am this morning to investigate the death of a British man who had died at the restaurant of the

Lt Col Weerapong Rakkhito from Kathu Police was called at 7:45am this morning to investigate the death of a British man who had died at the restaurant of the Seaview Patong Hotel on Taweewong Rd.

Police arrived at the restaurant area to find the body of the man, name withheld until his family have been informed, lying face up on the ground near a table.

Lt Col Weerapong said, “We found no signs of assault or injury on the victim’s body.

“Hotel staff told us that the victim had come down to the restaurant and had some coffee, about 15 minutes later he said he was suffering chest pains and collapsed on the floor.

“Staff attempted to revive him and called the hospital for help. When mediacal staff arrived the man was already dead.

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“The body was taken to Patong Hospital where doctors have since confirmed that the man died of a heart attack. The British Embassy has been notified,” he said.

Police arrived at the restaurant area to find the body of the man, name withheld until his family have been informed, lying face up on the ground near a table.

Lt Col Weerapong said, “We found no signs of assault or injury on the victim’s body.

“Hotel staff told us that the victim had come down to the restaurant and had some coffee, about 15 minutes later he said he was suffering chest pains and collapsed on the floor.

“Staff attempted to revive him and called the hospital for help. When mediacal staff arrived the man was already dead.

“The body was taken to Patong Hospital where doctors have since confirmed that the man died of a heart attack. The British Embassy has been notified,” he said.

 

 

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