An elderly German expat, identified only as “Otto” and thought to be 74 years old, collapsed and died Wednesday afternoon on Wongamat beach at the bottom of Naklua Soi 16.
According to Pattaya One, Mr Otto was “well-known in the area” and would often come to sunbathe and go for a swim on Wongamat beach. He is thought to have been staying on Soi Roylang.
Earlier in the afternoon, witnesses had seen the elderly German expat swim in the sea approx. 150 meters from where his body was found lying on the sand a short while later. When police and medics arrived at the scene Mr Otto was already dead.
According to another report by PDN, it appears the German actually “drowned in the sea” and his body was washed up on the beach only later.
While it seems that Otto died from natural causes and perhaps suffered a heart attack his body has been taken for an autopsy in order to establish the real cause of death.