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British tourist found dead in Phuket hotel pool

PHUKET: A British tourist has died after his daughter found him floating unconscious at their Phuket hotel swimming pool in Karon yesterday (Apr 13).

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By Darawan Naknakhon

Thursday 14 April 2016, 01:16PM


Mr Anning, from Bognor Regis in West Sussex, was pulled unconscious from the resort swimming pool. Photo: Darawan Naknakhon

Mr Anning, from Bognor Regis in West Sussex, was pulled unconscious from the resort swimming pool. Photo: Darawan Naknakhon

The man was identified as Brian Anning, 72, from Bognor Regis in West Sussex.

Mr Anning’s daughter, Ms Janet Stroud, told police that she and her father arrived on Phuket on Tuesday (Apr 12) and were set to depart on April 26.

“Ms Stroud said they came back to hotel together, and Mr Anning went swimming in the pool at about 6:20pm,” said Capt Chatree Chuwichien of the Karon Police.

Ms Stroud said she returned to the pool to find her father floating in the water.

“She called for hotel staff to help pull him out of the pool, but he was unconscious, not breathing and unresponsive,” Capt Chatree said.

Emergency services were called, but were unable to revive Mr Anning, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Vachira Phuket Hospital.

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“The pool is only 1.5 meters deep,” Capt Chatree said. “There were no signs of a struggle on Mr Anning’s body, and we believe he died about an hour before we arrived.”

Ms Stroud said that her father had several health conditions, including diabetes, hypertension and heart complications, he added.

“Apparently he had been using insulin for a long time,” Capt Chatree said.

“He may have suffered a diabetic shock while in the pool, which may have caused or contributed to his death,” Capt Chatree suggested.

“We are waiting for doctors to conclude their appraisal and determine the actual cause of death.”

 

 

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swerv | 16 April 2016 - 13:04:14

Kurt: His DAUGHTER stated that he had diabetes. Capt.Chatree stated: “He MAY have suffered a diabetic shock while in the pool, which MAY have caused or contributed to his death.
“We are waiting for doctors to conclude their appraisal and determine the actual cause of death.”
Not much speculation there.
Where i am confused is what being fined for not wearing a helmet and people involved in...

Kurt | 16 April 2016 - 09:39:55

,,swerve: the point is that in such situations ( when people die) the police should refrain from giving 'thinking' press bulletins.( many police officers in Thailand not even have a First Aid diploma).
It is better hospital spokesmen provide 'factual' medical press bulletins after autopsy.

swerv | 16 April 2016 - 08:20:39

Kurt. What are you talking about, your post makes no sense what so ever.

Kurt | 15 April 2016 - 16:19:09

Phuket police officers should refrain of giving their opinion at location of crimes/otherwise about the diseased.
That is a medical issue. Hospitals should give a bulletin.
Police officers on Phuket are for fining 500 thb for not having a helmet.
Still, all the culprits of the siege of Thalang police ( Oct 2015) station are not arrested.
Phuket police officers 'moment of fame' with pre...

Christy Sweet | 15 April 2016 - 07:49:16

Capt Chatree "suggested.." Please Thai police, have you not learned? This kind of pre-autopsy  hypothesizing should not be in a public statement. It just feeds into wild conspiracy theories.  

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