Rayong man’s body washes ashore in Pattaya

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The body of a Rayong mechanic washed up on Pattaya Beach hours after he went missing during an evening swim.

Chaiya Hompa, 26, was found May 25 on the sand near Soi 10. There were no signs of foul play.

The dead man’s friend, Meti Chaikong, 21, said Chaiya, his girlfriend and he were drinking on Pattaya Beach. As it began to get dark, the group decided to go for a swim, but Chaiya disappeared. The group assumed he had come ashore and left to get food or more booze.

When he didn’t show up, they alerted police.

Police classified the death an accident, but sent the body to Banglamung Hospital to determine the cause of death.