Brit found dead in Bali swamp in crash after poignant final message to partner

A British man was found in a swamp next to a landfill after her reportedly crashed his motorbike on the way home from a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia.

Michael Andrew, 36, was found lying face-down near the Suwung landfill in Denpasar City by 18-year-old Putu Kurniawan on the morning of April 3.

The teen told local media: "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."

His 36-year-old fiance, Indah Prihartini, said he had gone to a nightclub in the beachfront area of Legian on Friday and had sent her a text shortly after midnight on Saturday saying he would go home soon.

But he didn't make it home.

South Denpasar Police Chief, Kompol Gede Sudyatmaja said: "At around 1am, 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."

When police officers arrived at the scene they were able to identify the body from his wallet, which contained a driver's license, an ATM card, a room key, and some cash.

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Post-mortem examinations revealed that Michael's injuries were caused by his motorcycle falling into the water.

Authorities are now investigating the death but suspect the incident was an accident.

Sudyatmaja added: "It is suspected that the victim was involved in an accident and fell into the swamp."

The authorities confirmed that the British Consulate in Bali had been informed of the death to contact his relatives in the UK.

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