A British diving instructor has been found dead on an island, infamously known as ‘Death Island’.
Police found 48-year-old Neil Giblin in just his underwear on the sofa of a bungalow he had rented in Koh Tao, on Wednesday, January 18, according to reports.
Authorities say the diving instructor from Birmingham died of natural causes as there was no sign of a struggle.
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Neil, who is said to have been fit and healthy at the time of his death, is the fifth diver to die in the past few years on the island, reports The Sun.
A string of unexplained deaths and murders of tourists tainted the island’s paradise reputation.
Speaking to the publication, one of Neil’s friends said: "I was told the police said straight away there was nothing to investigate. It happened so quickly. I don't even think they did an autopsy.
"I talked to Neil about some of the deaths that happened here. He told me what everyone tells me when I mention it, that you shouldn't be talking about that stuff around here.
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"This just doesn't add up to me. Nobody wants to question what the police said."
Tributes have poured in for the Brit from friends and clients.
Colleague Darren Schlotter said Neil "called every day from the other side of the world when I was at the lowest point in my life".
He said: "My heart is broken. Words cannot describe the pain I feel. The most positive person in my life, always there for me no matter what."
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Pal Shane Latham added: "My heart is totally broken right now by the news that one of my past diving instructors and mentors has passed away in Koh Tao.
"Neil Giblin was such an inspiration to me and how I teach. I will always cherish our talks and his words of wisdom."
A Koh Tao police spokesman said, "there were no signs of a struggle".
He said: "No investigation was made as the paramedics said it was natural causes."
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