Medical teams and Police rushed to Had Ta Waen Beach, Baan Koh Larn where a Chinese man was lying on the beach showing no signs of life.
They tried to resuscitate the man who was estimated to be about 50 years old. However they were unable to do so as he had been washed up on shore for about an hour.
The police didn’t find any evidence of a physical attack on the deceased and they surmised that he had got into difficulty whilst swimming.
Onlookers reported that nobody had tried to help the Chinese man and that they had tried to find the tourist guide but were unable to do so.
The body was then transferred to the Banglamung hospital awaiting an autopsy.