Pattaya Daily News

08 February 2014 :: 13:02:31 pm 82075

Elderly Australian Man Chokes To Death

A 71-year-old Australian man who was eating a minced pork omelette before he was due to fly back home choked to death after a piece got stuck in his throat.
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SURAT THANI – February 7, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 11.00 a.m. Pol. Lt. Daenchai Boontharm (police on duty of Bor Phood police station, Surat Thani province) was notified that there was a foreign tourist who had choked to death whilst eating in a restaurant in Tambon Maret, Amphur Koh Samui, so he rushed to inspect at scene together with Dr. Kritsadaporn Hema (the doctor on duty of Koh Samui hospital) and the rescuers of Koh Samui Association.

At the incident the officers found the corpse of Mr David Ian, Australian nationality on the floor beside the table. He had been dead for approximately 1 hour and his wife Mrs Macdonald David was crying.

Mrs Macdonald told the officers that she and Mr. David (her husband) came to eat food at the restaurant and her husband ate a minced pork omelette with rice and when he finished he drank some water but suddenly he started choking and fell onto the ground where he died.

The police collected the food scraps that were left in the dish of food for evidence. The corpse was then sent Koh Samui hospital for an autopsy to find the actual cause of his death again.
Mr. David Ian and his wife had been staying at the bungalow since January 30, 2014 and they planned to go back to Australia the night of the incident. His body will be sent back to his home for the funeral.

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