Australian dies after falling from hotel balcony in Patong

An allegedly drunk Australian man has died after falling from a hotel in Patong yesterday. Patong Police were notified of the incident at the C&N Hotel on Rat-U-thit 200 Pi Road in central Patong.

Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the injured man, identified by police as 33 year old Daniel Jon Partridge, an Australian national. He was rushed to Patong Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A staff member at the hotel told police that Mr Partridge has checked in the room on June 7. He had allegedly been drinking heavily every day. Staff were notified that Mr Partridge has climbed on the balcony but had fallen down, or jumped, before the staff were able to reach him.

According to The Phuket News, one witness said they had seen the Australian climbing over a balcony at the rear of the building. Police are continuing their investigation.

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