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Russian tourist in coma after Patong hotel balcony fall

PHOTO: The Russian man remains in a coma - Phuket Francophone Magazine

A Russian tourist remains unconscious in hospital after falling four floors from the balcony of his Patong hotel. Police say the man, Daniil Solovev, is in “a serious but stable condition”. Police were called to the accommodation on Nanai Road hotel at 11am on Sunday morning. By the time they arrived, Solovev had already been rushed to hospital.

Emergency responders say that Solovev was unconscious at the scene and suffered a broken arm. He was taken to Patong Hospital and later transferred to Vachira Hospital in Phuket Town.

A police spokesperson from Patong Police says… “He remains in a stable condition in the ICU, but he has still not regained consciousness. I do not have any further details of his injuries.”

Captian Nareupon Taewlae told The Phuket News “I don’t know how this happened. I have confirmed through hotel CCTV that he was alone in the room at the time. I found some pieces of dried plant in his hotel room which might be marijuana, and a beer bottle was on the balcony floor.”

“…the dried plant matter has been sent to Phuket Forensics…. I have informed Phuket Immigration.”

“When he makes a full recovery from his injuries, then I will question him about it.”

SOURCE: The Phuket 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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