20 year old British man dies after falling off Pattaya balcony
A 20 year old British man has died after falling off a balcony in Pattaya this afternoon.
Pattaya police were alerted to the man’s death at 1 pm today. He was found clad only in his boxers.
His name is currently being withheld until his relatives have been contacted regarding his death.
Pattaya police say the man was staying on the fifth floor of a hotel. They are currently going over CCTV from the hotel to see the level he fell from and if they can determine the exact cause of death.
Further details are unavailable at this time.
People falling from balconies in Thailand, and Pattaya, are not uncommon. Last January, a 58 year old Australian man died after falling from the 8th floor of his Condo.
If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand 24-hour hotline: 02 713 6791 (English), 02 713 6793 (Thai) or the Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai).
SOURCE: The Pattaya News
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Another poor soul joins the Pattays flying club
Did he have a 40 year older wife with him in the room?
what a stupid comment @Nigel
hum ! … you make a (bad) joke about a dead person … not very elegant …
Have a lie down, Nigel.
“They are currently going over CCTV from the hotel to see the level he fell from and if they can determine the exact cause of death.”
Good idea as he could have been shot then thrown over the rail and falling five stories.
Beware of Balconies. They are the number one killer of expats in Pattaya.
Brits and Aussies falling off balconies in Pattaya is such a common place. A strange phenomenon indeed.
@Nigel – I.like your sense of humour
Thanks. I think some people here missed my sarcasm. Why so serious?…
While calculating a life span, if you are through your twenties, add another six years to your lifespan.
The twenties for western males is a dangerous time. They die in road accidents, overdose on drugs, and fall off balconies. I have many friends in my lifetime did not make it through their twenties.
I used to just stay home and look at my stamp collection, go to bed at nine with cocoa and a digestive biscuit, sad, but I am still alive.
@Roger C., I think they just want to determine why/how he felt from the balcony, and see if there is foul play…
@TV – I laughed
Flying club Pattaya. Be aware of hotel rooms with balcony in Pattaya!
There’s a lot of very desperate people in Pattaya at the moment god bless him and his family. Most probably ran out of money like the rest of them
@Dave Devine – first sensible comment in bloody weeks on here.
@Toby Andrews – sad youth, and now locked down in a house, wearing a mask, waiting for a jab.
Some lives are not worthed to live…
Amazing how the poor lad’s body is (what appears from the photo) about 20 feet away from the hotel entrance, obviously the balcony extends outwards the same distance!
I hate being sarcastic due to the awful nature of this tragedy, but come on Thailand police and reporters please get real!!!
@Sanuk – 2 in 6 months ??!Hardly endemic is it unless you happen to be hysterical
@Toby Andrews – and presumably a virgin ?
Amazing Thailand. I do not know any other country on planet earth in which so many ordinary people fall from a high rise building. The truth will never be known.
Could of been caused by drink, drugs or a defective balcony rail (too low)
Western immigrants living in Pattaya always assume it’s murder.
I cannot believe how insensitive and immature some comments are. Somebody’s son just passed away. Imagine the pain the parents are suffering at the moment. Have some decency, people.
@Simon Jeffrey – You’re a fucking bitch for this comment, ballsy of you to say that shit behind a screen. You wouldn’t be so much of a clown if that happened to someone in your family
I have not seen CSI in Thailand wear kit like that. Normally flip flops and
a hawaiin shirt.
Maybe they are worried about contracting covid.
@Simon – There’s stories all the time on the news of people falling off balconies in Thailand. Don’t know where you got 2 in 6 months, but you Issan John are the king of stats so you must know. We are all just peasants in front of you and your all encompassing knowledge of all things.
How did he fall from 5 floors? hope he had balcony insurance
@Dave Devine – The desperate ones have long gone by now I would imagine.Especially the foriegn pimps who ran the bars in soi6