Scot Dies In Thailand 'After Medical Problem While Skydiving'

5 May 2017, 12:15

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

A Scottish man has reportedly died while skydiving in Thailand.

James McConnell, 69, was said to have been jumping in the resort town of Pattaya when he landed in a reservoir on Thursday.

In a Facebook posting, Mr McConnell's son Mark McConnell wrote: ''It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell my Facebook friends and family that my dad Jim McConnell has sadly passed away.

''As soon as I can confirm what happened I will let you know but for now, the family and I would appreciate privacy at this difficult time. Blue skies to you all xxx.

''All of you who knew my Dad will know that he went the way he wanted and no-one should feel sad, fly free my hero xx''

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: ''We are supporting the family of a British man following his death in Thailand. We are in contact with the Thai police.''