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Canadian senior seriously injured after fall in Pattaya

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PHOTO: View over Pattaya from the Pratunmak Hill area

A Canadian museum owner has been injured after a fall in the upscale Pratumnak Hill area in Pattaya. Rescue workers were notified of the incident at 4pm yesterday (Tuesday) and rushed to the scene to find the 86 year old man with a broken leg. He was rushed to hospital.

According to his daughter, 24 year old Wannisa Sukjai, he had arrived in Pattaya just four days ago. She says her father and some friends were walking up Pratumnak Hill when he slipped on a rock and slid down an embankment where he came to rest, five metres below.

She’s asked that the ground along the walkway be cleaned to prevent similar accidents in future. Authorities say they will inspect the area and check on the man’s health.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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