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Australian man dies in Bali hotel: police

Bounty Hotel
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An Australian man has died after being found unconscious in a Bali restaurant, local police say.

A Kuta police statement on Monday said South Australian man Rohan Max Fitzgerald, 28, was found on the bathroom floor at the Bounty Hotel’s restaurant on Sunday afternoon.

There was no sign of violence, and it is believed the Elliston man had a heart condition.

Bounty Hotel employee I Made Sugiharta Mahartawan told police that on finding Mr Fitzgerald he immediately called for a stretcher.

Mr Fitzgerald was sent to BIMC Hospital in the hotel’s car.

Police say he died in hospital about 30 minutes later.

Sven Remo, general manager of the Bounty Hotel, told reporters CCTV footage showed Mr Fitzgerald spent the afternoon chatting with guests and eating steak before he was found in the bathroom about 4pm.

He said the hotel was shocked and saddened by the death.

“His family has phoned us,” he said.

“We’re shocked by this incident because so far, all has run well.

“Even when he walked to the restaurant, he looked normal.”

Mr Remo said Mr Fitzgerald checked in on January 29 and was due to stay until February 10.

A friend who was staying with Mr Fitzgerald told hotel staff he had a heart condition.

The Bounty Hotel draws a mostly young Australian crowd and is famous for its foam parties.

A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) confirmed the department was providing consular assistance to “the family of a 28 year-old man from South Australia who died in Bali”.

Last month, Queensland woman Noelene Bischoff and her daughter Yvana died in Bali after becoming violently ill.

The Queensland coroner is investigating their deaths.