An Australian tourist has reportedly died in Laos after a night of heavy drinking.
Kane Scriven, 40, was partying and drinking with a friend while on holiday in the country last week, a friend told ninemsn.
"All we know was the next morning, one woke up and the other never did," his friend, who wished to remain anonymous, said.
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He said Mr Scriven, a former employee of Darwin company Work Boats Northern Australia, enjoyed travelling and had recently returned from a trip to Bali.
"He was a really sort of happy, friendly guy," he said.
"A real Aussie larrikin."
A spokeswoman from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed that a man had been found dead.
"We are aware of the death of a 40-year-old Australian man in Laos and are providing consular assistance to his family in Australia," she said.
A spokeswoman for Work Boats Northern Australia confirmed Mr Scriven had previously worked for the company but was unable to provide details of his death.
Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Work Boats Northern Australia
Author: Alexandra Pleffer, Approving Editor: Fiona Willan