British man, 36, is found dead in a swamp in Bali after crashing his motorbike on the way back from a nightclub
- Stunned locals found the 36-year-old Brit face down in a swamp next to landfill
- He had gone to a nightclub in the beachfront area of Legian, Bali on Friday night
- Despite texting his fiancé to say he’d be home soon, the tourist never returned
- Cops are investigating the death but suspect it is an accident with no foul play
- Local police said they informed the British Consulate, who will contact relatives
A British man aged 36 was found dead face down in a swamp in Bali after a suspected motorbike crash.
The UK citizen texted his fiancée at 1am on Saturday morning to say he’d be home shortly, but never returned.
Stunned locals spotted his body in a swamp next to a landfill in Denpasar City on Sunday morning.
The British tourist, 36, was recovered by emergency workers after locals spotted him
The British man was sadly dead when police arrived at the scene early on Sunday morning
Cops said they’ll continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death
South Denpasar police chief Kompol Gede Sudyatmaja said: ‘At around 1:00 am, the victim sent a WhatsApp message to his girlfriend and said he was on his way home.
‘However, after waiting until the morning, the victim did not come home and was contacted by his cellphone, but it was not active.
‘It is suspected that the victim was involved in an accident and fell into the swamp.’
Police said: ‘It is suspected that the victim was involved in an accident and fell into a swamp.’
The engaged tourist in Bali was expected to get home on Saturday morning, but died en route
Poppies Lane, Kuta in Bali, 2020. Motorbikes are a common mode of transport on the island
Cops are investigating the circumstances of the death but do not suspect foul play.
A post-mortem revealed the man’s injuries were caused by his grey Honda Scoopy motorbike falling into the water.
Police found a driver’s license, a credit card, Rp 607,000 in cash, a room key and a Covid vaccine pass on his person.
Local media reported 18-year-old Putu Kurniawan as discovering the body while working in the area.
He said: ‘[I] was working and saw there was a corpse floating there.
‘He was found wearing black shorts, a black t-shirt [with] a tattoo on his right arm, it was suspected that he had drifted from where he had the accident.’
The Brit was reportedly partying at one of the AMV bars in the Legian area, South Kuta, Badun.
He lived with his fiancée at Kertha Lestari, Southernland Regency Housing, Sidakarya in South Denpasar.
Police chief Sudyatmaja added that the British Consulate in Bali had been informed of the death.
He said: ‘Investigating officers are checking cameras in the area to try and establish the cause of death of the foreign man.
‘The initial assessment is that we don’t believe that foul play was involved.
‘The victim’s embassy has been informed and they will contact relatives in his home country.’
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