Pattaya

Third foreigner this week dies from building fall in Pattaya

PHOTO: A third foreign man in a week falls to his death from a Pattaya area building. (via Pattaya News)

Less than one week after a 72 year old foreigner fell to his death from a popular unnamed Pattaya condo building, a second similar incident occurred. This time, a 64 year old Norwegian man believed to be an expat was found dead after his fall last night from his 5th-floor condominium in Jomtien. Once again, there was no immediate sign of a struggle or foul play.

Pattaya City Police responded to a notification at about 9 pm last night to an incident at a condo on Soi 7 Jomtien, though the name of the building has not yet been released while authorities are investigating the incident. Just like the condo, the man’s name was not released as authorities first need to notify the Norwegian Embassy and his family.

The man had fallen out of a window on the 5th floor, with his fall broken by an awning on the second floor of the building. The security guard on duty said that he heard a loud bang but thought it was an electrical transformer that had exploded. A resident on the 9th floor came to the guard station after and told him about the man on the second-story awning.

Police and emergency responders had raced to the scene, but there was nothing that could be done as the man had severe skull injuries and was already dead. He was wearing only shorts with no shirt on.

The man lived alone in a 5th-floor condo and police inspected the room to find there were no other occupants and no sign of a struggle. There was no notes or clues left in the room, but there was a box cutter found on the bed. The man had three cut wounds on his left wrist that police assumed was from the box cutter before the fall.

Police will continue their investigation and note that this is the third incident of a foreigner falling or jumping to their death from a Pattaya building this week, an occurrence that happens a disproportionate amount in the area.

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SOURCE: The Pattaya News

Neill Fronde

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.