Pol Lt Col Prateung Ponmana of Kathu Police Station said that he was informed of the death of Thomas Neple at 5 pm, yesterday.
Col Prateung said that Mr Neple has gone down to the beach earlier in the day and had rented a beach chair, then gone for a swim. Lifeguards noticed him floating offshore and used a jet-ski to bring him to the beach. He was already dead.
His body was taken to Patong Hospital.