Summary: German charter member at the Schorcheltour Diving School snorkeling services agency in Thailand's Patong Beach coastal resort who was among one of more than 530 German 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 a Christmas vacation along with his girlfriend Jeanette Waldschmidt and their male acquaintance Harald Jurasek during a scuba-diving trip at a beachside dive center near a coastal resort area in Thailand.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Born: January 2, 1972
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Khao Lak, Thailand