Jurg Kessel


Age: 45

Swiss neurologist with the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group in Zurich, Switzerland who was among one of more than 100 Swiss tourists reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while he was on vacation along with his 12-year-old daughter Janina Kessel-Villars and teenage son Valentin at a beachfront resort in Thailand.

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

Born: 1959

Died: December 26, 2004

Khao Lak, Thailand