Young Brit Luke Miller has been found dead on the island of Koh Tao in mysterious circumstances, reports The Telegraph.
The 27 year old was found floating in a hotel pool on the idyllic Thai island last Friday.
The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office commented that, “We are providing assistance to the family of a British national who has died in Koh Tao, Thailand. Local authorities are investigating the death and we will remain in contact with them.”
Miller was travelling around Thailand with a friend on a 5-week holiday and sharing his adventures avidly with his friends on social media. He was from Newport in the Isle of Wight.
A GoFundMe page has been started to raise money to bring Miller’s body home and “give him the send off he deserves”. It’s clear from the sheer number of donations and heartfelt messages on the page that Miller was a much cherished friend and family member.
Miller’s body has been transported to the Thai mainland now for an autopsy.
This is the third death of a young British tourist on Koh Tao, following the brutal murders of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge in 2014. Their convicted murderers, Burmese migrant workers Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo, were recently sentenced to death for their crimes.