Local detectives are awaiting the results of a post-mortem to established the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

A NORTH Devon man has died in Kenya after collapsing moments before boarding a military ship on Tuesday.

Benjamin Ryalls, 34, was believed to be boarding the MV SVS Frobisher in Mombasa where he worked as a maritime security officer.

According to African news reports, Mr Ryalls was taken to Pandya Hospital around 4am where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Detectives in Mombasa are awaiting post-mortem results to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the death.

The foreign office confirmed the death of a British National in Kenya on Tuesday but would not comment further.

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