British tourist, 76, found dead in hotel swimming pool in Cambodia after ‘having heart attack’

A British tourist was found dead in a swimming pool after suffering a suspect heart attack.

Pensioner Alan Milne, 76, had been staying at the hotel for three months before his death in Siem Reap, Cambodia, last Friday morning December 17.

He had reportedly been swimming in the pool before staff noticed his lifeless body floating in the water. He was pictured wearing his trunks and laid out on the concrete walkway around the side of the outdoor pool.

Police and paramedics arrived shortly after midday and Alan was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials said he had suffered a suspected heart attack.

Officers who attended the hotel cordoned off the scene while they checked the area and CCTV cameras. They said the death was not suspicious and were not looking for anybody else.

Colonel Sam Chea from Siem Reap police said: ‘The tourist was living at the hotel since October. He was friendly with the staff.

‘The initial conclusion was that he had a heart attack in the pool and drowned. We did not find any suspicious evidence at the scene in the death.’

CCTV cameras from the hotel reportedly showed that Alan had been swimming in the pool when he appeared to suffer a heart attack at around 9:30am. Staff later noticed his body and called police.

Alan’s body has been sent to the Phnom Penh Department of Technical and Scientific (Stung Meanchey) prior to funeral arrangements.

The British Embassy in Cambodia has been informed of the death.