Kusoldharm rescue workers were called at about 3:40pm to come to the Coral Beach Bridge at the southern end of Patong Beach, where a local fisherman had brought the man’s body ashore.
The man was unconscious and had no pulse. Regardless, rescue workers administered CPR and rushed him to Patong Hospital, where he was formally pronounced dead.
Rescue workers reported that the man had on his person a mobile phone, a Toyota car key, a box-cutter knife and a bottle of massage oil.
Patong Police have yet to confirm the identity of the man, but believe the man to be Thai.
Officers are proceeding with their investigation, and are waiting for the results of a post-mortem examination of the man’s body.