British tourist dies in Thai hotel just days into dream holiday with partner

Rachel Turner Brown with her partner, Stef Brown Credit: Facebook

A British tourist has been found dead in a hotel swimming pool while on a dream holiday in the Far East with her partner.

The body of Rachel Turner Brown, aged 42, from Wolverhampton, was reportedly found in a swimming pool at a hotel on Ko Chang island, Thailand, yesterday.

They had travelled to the island via ferry from Bangkok the previous day.

Her partner has said he is in "absolute tatters" after a hotel clerk woke him to break the news.

The couple travelled to Ko Chang island, Thailand, via ferry Credit: Facebook
The pair were on a seven-week dream vacation Credit: Facebook

Reports in local media suggest she had gone for a midnight swim, and was found early the following morning.

Posting to his Facebook page, Stef Brown thanked friends for their messages of condolence.

Mr Brown has said he is in "absolute tatters" over her death Credit: Facebook

According to messages posted on social media, the couple were at the beginning of a seven-week tour across Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam when tragedy struck.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed they were aware of Ms Turner Brown's death.