AN IRISH man has died in a biking accident in Thailand.
ohn Martyn (42) is believed to have collided with a car whereas descending in mountainous terrain close to Chiang Mai within the north of the nation.
The accident occurred after he prolonged a biking vacation after journey restrictions have been imposed as a result of coronavirus outbreak in China.
From a farm household in Ballinderreen, Co Galway, he had been dwelling in Beijing lately and labored as a counsellor in a faculty there.
The tragedy occurred on February 9. Emergency companies got here to the scene, however he died later in hospital.
It’s understood he was not carrying identification on the time and his physique was not formally recognized till at the moment.
Associates and fellow cyclists turned involved for his wellbeing after he didn’t return to his lodging.
Previous to dwelling in Beijing, Mr Martyn frolicked dwelling and dealing in Brazil, Mexico and Japan.
He was single and was attributable to flip 43 subsequent month.
A good friend described him as “a free spirit” who was dearly beloved by his dad and mom PJ and Bernadette.
His dying is the second tragedy to befall the household after his brother Gerald died in an accident some years in the past.
In an announcement, the Division of Overseas Affairs and Commerce mentioned it was conscious of the case and was offering consular help.
The division and the Kevin Bell Belief are aiding Mr Martyn’s household in getting his stays repatriated.
Earlier this week the native 55 Biking Membership in Chiang Mai issued an attraction for data to cyclists.
It mentioned Mr Martyn had been due to take a look at of his resort on February 16 however had not turned up.
In a publish on its Fb web page, the membership described Mr Martyn as “a nicely preferred rider, pleasant and an avid traveller”.
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