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PATONG: Police are treating the death of a Spanish man who this morning fell from the balcony of his room on the seventh floor of the Club Andaman Beach Resort as a likely suicide.

He fell from the same floor where a female US marine fell to her death in June.

Kathu Police Duty Officer Patak Khwunna told the Gazette that he was informed of the death by a staff member at the resort at about 7 am.

He identified the deceased as Spanish national Josemaria Garcia Gonzalez, age 38.

There was slight bleeding from his mouth and nose, but no evidence that Mr Gonzalez had been involved in a violent struggle, Capt Patak said.

Room 708, where Mr Gonzalez was staying, showed no signs of foul play, but there were a large number of empty whiskey and beer bottles. His shoes were on the balcony and the room’s door to the corridor was locked from the inside, he added.

A hotel chambermaid who said she saw Mr Gonzalez jump told police there was no-one else on the balcony at the time.

Mr Gonzalez’s body was sent to Patong Hospital for examination by doctors and police forensics experts.

On June 3 this year, US Marine Ebony Cooper died in a fall from room 705 of the same hotel.

 

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