Another Briton has been found dead on the Thai holiday island of Koh Tao and has been named as Luke Miller of Newport, Isle of Wight.
Miller is reported to have died yesterday after jumping into the pool attached to the Sunset bar and restaurant resort.
Police say they suspect no foul play.
“He must have climbed to the roof of a [nearby] DJ booth, jumped off, and his head hit the swimming pool floor, killing him.”
Police added that he may have been intoxicated at the time. There were cuts on his hands from they believe barbed wire as he climbed onto a DJs booth.
Miller had last posted on Facebook on December 31st New Year’s Eve after being chastised for his wild behaviour.
Luke was travelling with two friends who called themselves the ‘Three Musketeers’ for a five week holiday in Thailand and was clearly excited by the prospect.
He had even posted his travel booking.
In his last post he wrote as if he was travelling to the Full Moon party on Koh Phangan:
“Can honestly say this new year I am living the dream of to the full moon party on a speed boat drink cocktails strawberry daiquiris living life to the full yolo so let’s do this”.
But the day before along with three pictures he posted:
“What a 2 day bender on mushroom shakes shit has gone down lol loving life”
The Samui archipelgao is well known for its hallucinogenic ‘magic mushrooms’ which were also famously were featured in the film ‘Bridget Jones – The Edge of Reason’.
This was quickly followed by a post from Sara Cotton saying:
“That’s not being safe Luke Miller and James Gissing.”xxx don’t start me worrying again!!! Xxxx”.
His pal James Gissing had also been warned on Facebook:
“Smacking in the sun.. Like drinking in the sun only fucks u up more.”
A crowd funding site to repatriate Miller’s body had today raised over £4,000 of its £5000 target.
Koh Tao is of course where Hannah Witheridge from Norfolk and David Miller from Jersey were murdered last year and where questions still surround the death of Nick Pearson, 25, from Derby, who is reported to have drowned after falling into rocks last year. His parents believe the circumstances of his death were covered up.
On New Year’s Eve 2013/4 Stephen Ashton was shot dead on Koh Phangan when he was caught up in a fight between rival Thai groups.
Miller’s Facebook posts suggest there is no change to the free drugs culture on the island which is controlled by local Mafia who control local police.
Koh Tao is in the same district as Koh Phangan and is police from the larger island.
The FCO has stated that is it giving consular assistance to the family.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office gives the following warning for travellers to the Koh Samui Archipelago, but few seem to take the advice or even read it.