Elderly German expat falls to death from Pattaya parking building

A German expat fell to his death in Pattaya, photo by The Pattaya News.

An elderly German expat tragically fell to his death in Pattaya from a department store parking building on Friday. The incident occurred on Central Pattaya Road in the Nong Prue sub-district of Bang Lamung district. Pattaya City Police were informed of the incident at around 4.30pm.

Police and emergency responders arrived on the scene to find the body of the 88 year old man on the ground. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his family and the embassy, The Pattaya News reported.

The man had a pink Thai ID card, indicating that he was an expatriate rather than a tourist. The team also found a hat and sandals, presumably belonging to the man, on the fourth floor of the parking garage.

According to Warachai Tapyai, a 40 year old technician employed by the department store, no one observed the incident directly. Tapyai explained that he had been informed by a third party that someone had fallen from the building.

The Pattaya City Police are currently reviewing the CCTV footage to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the man’s fall. However, it is suspected at this stage that the German expatriate might have jumped from the building on his own accord.

This tragic news comes just days after a Russian teacher jumped from the roof of a car park at a major shopping mall in Phuket. The man who jumped was 32 year old Roman Shubenin, a Russian language teacher living in Phuket’s Wichit subdistrict with his sister and his sister’s partner. The deceased’s younger sister told the police that she doesn’t know whether her brother was under any stress.

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). Please also contact your friends or relatives at this time if you have feelings of loneliness, stress, or depression. Seek help.

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