Swiss Businessman Dies After Jumping from Pattaya Condo

Pattaya —

A 71-year-old Swiss businessman plunged to his dead from a condominium complex in Pattaya on Sunday morning, December 3rd.

The victim, whose name is withheld pending family notification, was found on the ground near the garbage disposal area of the 7-story condominium. The incident occurred at a condominium, whose name is withheld pending a full investigation, located in Soi Thappraya 15, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province.

Pattaya authorities were notified about the incident at 10:00 AM and immediately dispatched investigators and rescue personnel to the scene. They found the victim’s body clad in a Hawaiian shirt and black shorts.

The authorities believed that the victim of Swiss nationality jumped from the 6th floor of the condominium. The Pattaya police said there were no signs of forced entry or struggle in the victim’s room, and the door was left open.

Friends of the deceased informed police that the victim had a history of unsuccessful suicide attempts, having consumed pills and cut himself, and was recently stressed due to the closure of his bar business.

Pattaya police examined the scene, checked CCTV cameras for footage of the fall, and found that the victim walked through the fire exit before committing the tragic act.

The body was moved to a hospital for further investigation. A preliminary assessment suggested that the cause of death was likely related to depression, given the victim’s history of suicide attempts and the recent business challenges, Pattaya police stated.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.