Manel Vila Peris
Summary: founder and owner of the Barcelona-based rental sailboat business Ibiza Charter Co. who was among one of more than 12 Spanish 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 on vacation with his Swedish-born wife Monica Sandberg and their daughter Anne at a beachfront resort in Thailand.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Born: March 20, 1951
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Khao Lak, Thailand