Elderly German drowns in Najomtien


An elderly German man died after apparently drowning off a Sattahip District beach.

The body of Ernst Erhard Schneeweis, 79, was pulled from about two meters of water 20 meters off of Somprasong Beach in Najomtien Sub-district July 11.

Mayuree Anuleechan, owner of nearby Jejuan Seafood, said the German was walking along the beach alone before he came and sat down at a restaurant nearby. He later went for a swim, and about 10 minutes later people noticed that something was drastically wrong.

The Sawang Rojthummasathan rescue team took the body to Sattahip Kilometer 10 Hospital for an autopsy.