Man dead on Kiwi yacht in Thailand

  • 25/01/2016
Man dead on Kiwi yacht in Thailand

A foreign man has been found dead on a New Zealand-registered yacht near Phuket.

The man's body was found on Saturday, on-board the Waitane II anchored off Phuket's Nai Harn Beach, The Phuket News reported.

Police told the newspaper they were working to identify the man, who they believed died about 10 days before his body was found.

Thai website Farang Deaths, which lists deaths of foreigners in Thailand, reported the dead man was a New Zealander.

However a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesman said the nationality of the man had not yet been confirmed by Thai police.