Manxman drowns during holiday in Thailand

A Manxman has drowned while on holiday in Thailand.

38-year-old Scott Robert Townsend was seen entering the water along a beach in Phuket on Friday morning according to reports in Thailand.

Lifeguards and police were called out after Mr Townsend entered the sea, finding his body around 20 minutes later.

Mr Townsend had been in Thailand for a week and was due to leave the following day.

Local police are investigating the incident and the British Consul has been contacted.