Elderly Austrian found off Jomtien Beach


Police are speculating that an elderly Austrian found dead off Jomtien Beach died of a diabetic seizure.

Police and Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan rescuers were called to Jomtien Soi 15 March 14 where the bloated body of 77-year-old Gerhard Swoboda, 77, pulled onto shore by beachgoers who discovered him floating in the waves.

Police said there were no signs of assault and presumed he died of natural causes. Investigators discovered Swoboda suffered from diabetes and speculated he had an attack while swimming and drowned.

The body was sent to the Forensics Institute for a scientific determination of the cause of death.