British widow’s ‘torturous’ wait for husband's funeral four months after Thailand holiday tragedy

PUBLISHED ON THU, OCT 12, 2017 10:06 PM

Widow’s ‘torturous’ wait for ex-Dundee man’s funeral four months after Thailand holiday tragedy

by Lindsey Hamilton

 

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George McKechnie, who died in a tragic jet-skiing accident. //Evening Telegraph

 

The family of a man who died in a horror jet-ski accident in Thailand said they have had to endure a “torturous” four-month wait to hold his funeral.

 

George McKechnie, 45, formerly of Fintry in Dundee and most recently of Kirkcaldy, was on holiday in the Pattaya region of the country when he suffered fatal head injuries in the incident on June 3.

 

His mum Sheila, 64, from Kirkcaldy, said that due to a major delay in getting police and autopsy reports back from Thailand, the family were only now preparing to lay George to rest.

 

She said: “This has been torturous for us, a torment. We have tried everything to get the reports released to us but it has taken until now.

 

Full story: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/widows-torturous-wait-ex-dundee-mans-funeral-four-months-thailand-holiday-tragedy/

 

-- Evening Telegraph 2017-10-12

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