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Another dead tourist found floating at Koh Tao: Police fly body out for autopsy in Bangkok

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Another dead tourist found floating at Koh Tao: Police fly body out for autopsy in Bangkok

 

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Police in Thailand's south have taken the unusual step of taking the body of a 33 year old tourist found floating off Sairee Beach in Koh Tao to Bangkok for autopsy. 

 

The body of Alexsander Bakspun from Moldova was loaded onto a national police helicopter and taken to Region 8 police HQ in Phun Phin, Surat Thani. It was then ferried to the Police Hospital in Bangkok by a foundation rescue ambulance.

 

The removal of the body from Koh Tao on the orders of Surat Thani provincial police chief Maj-Gen Apichart Bunsrirot - who has demanded a full investigation - is bound to add fuel to the fires after a series of unexplained deaths and incidents on the notorious island. 

 

At 1.30 am on Tuesday morning a security guard working for a dive company on Sairee Beach had seen clothes, a phone, a room key, shoes and and some ID left on the beach.

 

The items were still there at 3am and he alerted the authorities. 

 

The victim was found later floating by a pontoon twenty meters offshore from O'Chai Bungalows. He was presumed drowned and had been dead for around 12 hours. 

 

It was discovered that Alexsander Bakspun had been staying at a Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) gym 1.5 kilometers away. In his room there police found a large quantity of foreign pharmaceutical drugs. 

 

The victim has been reported as suffering from "wheezing".

 

He entered Thailand at Suvarnabhumi on September 26th and started staying at the gym on October 6th. 

 

Maj-Gen Apichart ordered the body flown to a hospital in Koh Pangan then decided that further details were needed from an autopsy in Bangkok. 

 

The Maj-Gen has further ordered a full round of evidence gathering including the studying of CCTV on Koh Tao.

 

He assured the press that the police were taking the matter seriously and that the Moldovan embassy had been informed. 

 
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48 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

this is the part I find unbelievable.

 

RIP.

Maybe he left them stashed behind a rock or in undergrowth so passerbys missed them.

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At 1.30 am on Tuesday morning a security guard working for a dive company on Sairee Beach had seen clothes, a phone, a room key, shoes and and some ID left on the beach.

 

The items were still there at 3am and he alerted the authorities.

 

3 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

this is the part I find unbelievable.

 

RIP.

 

Did you forget to bold "a security guard" ?

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