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German man dead after jumping from Pattaya condo, refusing medical assistance

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PHOTO: A german man has died after jumping from his 4th-floor Patta condo and refusing medical treatment _ The Pattaya News

A 34 year old German man is dead after he argued with his girlfriend and jumped from his fourth floor condominium in Pattaya this morning. He initially survived the fall, but refused medical assistance. Pattaya City Police were notified of the incident at 5am.

Police, emergency responders and reporters arrived at the scene to find the man sitting on the ground, conscious, calm and cognizant, refusing medical assistance and telling medical staff to go away. He had broken at least one arm but would not cooperate with with medics, police or his girlfriend and refused every attempt at assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

German man dead after jumping from Pattaya condo, refusing medical assistance | News by Thaiger

PHOTO: The man refused all attempts at medical assistance – The Pattaya News

The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family and the German embassy, refused every attempt to take him to hospital, despite being told he likely had internal bleeding. He later collapsed and died at the scene. His cause of death is believed to be internal bleeding.

German man dead after jumping from Pattaya condo, refusing medical assistance | News by ThaigerPHOTO: The body of the 34 year old German man – The Pattaya News

26 year old Srijantra Kosaidil, the man’s live-in girlfriend, wept and said they were arguing before the man jumped from the fourth floor. Police say alcohol was a factor, but the exact reason for the argument was not given.

Police are continuing their investigation and informing the embassy today.

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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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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