Body of Dutchman found floating in Pattaya Bay

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Marine rescue officers pull Johannes Maria van Schaik’s body ashore.

An older Dutchman who went for a swim on Pattaya Beach never returned, with his body found floating near Walking Street.



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The body of Johannes Maria van Schaik, 74, was pulled ashore by marine rescue officers Sept. 25. There were no apparent indications of why he died.

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Wife Sukjai Bungauthm, 41, said she became worried after Van Schalk didn’t return many hours after saying he was going for a swim.

The grieving widow identifies the body.

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Onlookers gather to gawk at the scene.