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Epileptic British teacher dies in Cambodia after an attack during a trip through Asia

Epileptic British teacher dies in Cambodia after an attack during a trip through Asia

  • Lewis Davies, 26, suffered from epilepsy and had an attack in a hostel in Phnom Penh
  • Davies, who was teaching while traveling, received CPR for more than 30 minutes
  • His family said he & # 39; loved music & # 39; and that he & # 39; fully lived & # 39;
  • The family is trying to raise money to bring his body back to Wales

A British teacher died after an epileptic attack during a working holiday in Cambodia.

Lewis Davies, 26, had an attack in Phnom Penh, the country's capital, in the early hours of December 18 and died after his heart stopped despite receiving more than 30 minutes of CPR.

Mr. Davies, who was epileptic, traveled with his partner through Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. The couple gave English while they were traveling.

An undated photo shows the deceased, Lewis Davies, 26, who died Wednesday in Cambodia after a seizure in a backpacker hostel in Phnom Penh

An undated photo shows the deceased, Lewis Davies, 26, who died Wednesday in Cambodia after a seizure in a backpacker hostel in Phnom Penh

The Cambodian police received reports that a British tourist had died in the Riverside Backpacker Lodge, in Phnom Penh, around noon on Wednesday afternoon.

The former student of Barry Boy & # 39; s Comprehensive was a household name in his home community in Barry, and regularly presented volunteers on the BRO radio station.

Mr. Davies also volunteered at the Atal y Fro Domestic Violence and Abuse and was present in the Vale of Glamorgan council elections for the Cadocward in 2012.

In a moving tribute to Mr. Davies, the family said: “He loved playing music and piano, as well as radio presentation, and presented himself as a presenter at Barry. His biggest dreams were to become a full-time radio presenter.

An undated photo shows Mr. Davies. His family said he & # 39; loved traveling & # 39; and & # 39; indicated every opportunity and experience that he could & # 39 ;. They added that Mr. Davies was a nice, trusted, loving person and had a great sense of humor & # 39;

An undated photo shows Mr. Davies. His family said he & # 39; loved traveling & # 39; and & # 39; indicated every opportunity and experience that he could & # 39 ;. They added that Mr. Davies was a nice, trusted, loving person and had a great sense of humor & # 39;

An undated photo shows Mr. Davies. His family said he & # 39; loved traveling & # 39; and & # 39; indicated every opportunity and experience that he could & # 39 ;. They added that Mr. Davies was a nice, trusted, loving person and had a great sense of humor & # 39;

& # 39; He also loved traveling the world and taking advantage of every opportunity and experience he could. Lewis was a kind, trusted, loving person and had a great sense of humor.

& # 39; He lived life to the full. & # 39;

The family is desperately trying to raise money to fly Mr. Davies' body back to the UK after it was discovered that his travel insurance had been broken.

Cousin Ceallach Bennett said it would cost £ 10,000 to bring Mr. Davies body to Welsh soil for a & # 39; proper funeral & # 39 ;.

She said: & # 39; We desperately need it. If his body is in Cambodia for too long, he will be cremated there without his family.

& # 39; We are all in shock and absolutely sad because we have lost our kind, dear Lewis. & # 39;

Vale MP Alun Cairns supports the family in their contacts with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth and urges people to support the fundraising campaign.

Dale MP Alun Cairns, pictured here on Downing Street in September, supported the family in their contacts with the Foreign Ministry and the Commonwealth. He also urged people to donate so that the young man's body could be repatriated

Dale MP Alun Cairns, pictured here on Downing Street in September, supported the family in their contacts with the Foreign Ministry and the Commonwealth. He also urged people to donate so that the young man's body could be repatriated

Dale MP Alun Cairns, pictured here on Downing Street in September, supported the family in their contacts with the Foreign Ministry and the Commonwealth. He also urged people to donate so that the young man's body could be repatriated

He said: & I am incredibly sad to hear that Lewis died unexpectedly. Lewis was a passionate community campaigner involved with many charities and organizations, including Bro Radio and Atal y Fro. He also attended Vale Council elections in the Cadoc district.

& # 39; This is a tragic story. At this time of year when family is so important, his mother Joanne has received the worst news and the local reunification of Lewis and his family would mean so much. I would like to encourage everyone to show their support.

& # 39; Please donate what you can. & # 39;

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