Finnish resident drowns at swimming pool in Pattaya

A Finnish resident of Pattaya, Mr. Pekka Koponen aged 71, drowned in a communal swimming pool in East Pattaya on Thursday afternoon.

Police were called to the Chockchai Garden Homes 4 Estate in Soi Kow Noi and inspected the body of Mr. Pekka Koponen aged 71. He had been pulled out of the pool by other residents who found him floating face-down.

Attempts at CPR were made without success.

Mr. Koponen’s wife soon arrived and was understandably distraught.

Mr. Koponen’s body was sent to the Police Forensic Institute in Bangkok for a post mortem examination and the Finnish Embassy in Bangkok are currently offering consular assistance to Mr. Koponen’s wife.

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