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Australian tourist found dead in Phuket hotel pool

An Australian tourist has been found dead in a hotel swimming pool in Phuket on Wednesday.

The 49-year-old man’s name was withheld pending notification of relatives.

He was found in the pool at the Nai Harn Beach Resort in tambon Rawai about 6 am, Pol Lt Col Prasit Ra-ob, investigation chief at Chalong police station, said.

The body was dressed in black shorts and a long-sleeved shirt.

Police investigators learned the man had a bipolar disorder and suffered from depression.

He had attempted suicide on several occasions, according to police.

His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Thai media reported that the dead tourist was a former police officer.


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