Body of Missing Swiss Tourist Washed Ashore, Police Say

CHUMPHON — Thai police say they have found the body of the Swiss tourist who went missing in the Gulf of Thailand nearly two weeks ago.

According to police, the body of Hanspeter Suter, 44, washed ashore on a beach in Chumphon province this morning, 80 km from the island of Koh Tao where he was last seen.  Suter appears to have been dead for 10 days, police say.

Suter was reported missing on Koh Tao in Surat Thani province on 8 November. Prior to his disappearance, Suter was seen snorkeling "in the shallow area" of the sea, on the same day that a heavy rainstorm hit Koh Tao and other southern provinces.

The body has been sent to Surat Thani Hospital for autopsy. 

 
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