A French tourist tragically plummeted to his death at a hotel in Pattaya in the early hours of Friday morning. An initial investigation by Pattaya police suggests that the victim may have jumped purposefully.
The victim, whose identity is withheld pending family notification, fell from the sixth floor of a 4-star hotel on Soi Pattaya 7, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province. Pattaya police and Sawang Boriboon rescue workers rushed to the incident scene upon receiving the notification at 4:36 AM on November 17th.
At the hotel, whose name is withheld pending an investigation, the body of the 43-year-old French man was found deceased on the premises. Pattaya police interviewed the hotel clerks and learned that they heard something hitting the ground which triggered them to go outside.
Upon finding the victim, the hotel clerks immediately contacted the rescue team. However, the victim succumbed to his wounds shortly before the authorities arrived.
Pol. Col. Thanaphong Phothi, chief of Pattaya police, stated that a preliminary review of the hotel CCTV footage showed that the victim left his room on the 4th floor and took an elevator to the 6th floor. Shortly thereafter, footage showed him falling from the 6th floor and colliding with the ground. This footage has been preserved as evidence for the ongoing investigation.
Pol. Col. Thanaphong initially believed that the victim may have decided to jump by himself. His body was taken to the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Police Hospital, to undergo a post-mortem examination. His family and embassy will be contacted.
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