Rescue workers prepare to retrieve the body of a foreign man found floating in the sea off Krabi on Tuesday. (Photo: @suntisook rescue foundation Facebook page)
The naked body of an unidentified foreign man with flower tattoos on his left arm was found floating in the sea near Koh Pada off the coast of Krabi province.
The corpse was found about one nautical mile northwest of the island, police said after being alerted by an official from the Nopparat Tara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park on Tuesday morning.
On reaching the scene, police, medical staff from Krabi Hospital and rescue workers found the naked body of the foreign man, aged around 30-40, floating in the sea. He was about 180cm tall with a bald head. He was believed to have died at least 3-5 days before his body was discovered, Thai media reported.
Police found no bruises on his body. There were flower tattoos on his left arm and a silver earring in his left ear.
Police speculated that the man might have taken off his clothes to swim in a nearby province, and been swept towards Krabi in a storm.
His body was sent for a post-mortem. Authorities were looking for the man's friends or relatives.
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bald : not having any hair - ล้าน
bruises (noun): marks that you get on your body if you are hit or if you knock against something - แผลฟกช้ำ, รอยฟกช้ำ
earring (noun): some beautiful piece of decoration placed on the ear for beauty - ตุ้มหู
floating (adj): resting or moving slowly on the surface of a liquid and not sinking; lighter than air, and moving slowly through it - ลอยบนผิวน้ำหรือในอากาศ
naked : not wearing any clothes - เปลือยกาย
post-mortem : a medical examination of the body of a dead person in order to find out how they died - การชันสูตร
speculate : to consider or discuss what might happen or might have happened - คาดการณ์ อนุมาน
swept (past form sweep) : moved quickly through an area; moved with powerful force - เคลื่อนไปอย่างรวดเร็ว, พัดพาเอาไป