Patong man talked out of jumping from hotel

Rescue workers at the bottom of the hotel, the hotel's name has been blurred. Photo by The Phuket Express.

A Patong man was talked out of jumping from the 4h floor of a hotel yesterday. The unnamed man had been arguing with his 2 girlfriends, who he was in an open relationship with. The women knew about each other, and the open relationship had previously worked for them.

But recently, the relationship had been on the rocks. The man, who is around 35-40 years old, said he had a major argument with his first girlfriend. Then, yesterday he got into a quarrel with his second girlfriend while the pair were staying at the hotel in Patong. The man then went up to the 4th floor and threatened to jump due to the stress he felt.

Patong Patrol Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the extremely distressed man on the hotel’s fire escape balcony. A photo by The Phuket Express shows the man sitting on the balcony’s ledge. Rescue workers put an air mattress on the ground below to cushion the blow in case he jumped. The police then went up to the 4th floor to talk to the man.

The police then called both girlfriends to talk with the man, and all parties agreed to calm down. The man agreed to come down from the 4th floor safely.

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 Phuket Express

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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