Sven Anker Marthinsen


Age: 64

Norwegian backpacker who was among one of more than 170 Norwegian 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 sleeping inside a rented bungalow at a beachfront resort in Thailand.

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

Born: 1940

Died: December 26, 2004

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand