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Pattaya: German with "money troubles" saved from balcony leap by Thai rescuers
 
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Thai caption: German man loses it
Picture: Sanook
 
Sanook reported that police and rescue services were called to a South Pattaya hotel after a German tourist threatened to jump from the balcony around midday yesterday.
 
The man, aged about 60, was waving a bottle of water in his left hand.
 
The Thais tried to get him to listen to reason as equipment was prepared in case he leapt.
 
He was on the second floor.
 
When the situation was unresolved the police managed to gain access to the room where they continued to try to talk him round.
 
When his attention was diverted they mountred a charge and he was removed from the balcony and taken to calm down at the police station.
 
There the requirements of the law were followed - what this might entail was not specified in the Sanook report.
 
But they did mention that this was a Mr Nolte - a German national who has personal problems relating to money.
 
Source: Sanook
 
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It’s sad to see men at this age being in a state that he is , money or whatever else troubles. 
 

job well done by police but can not help to pick on them a little , what language did they speak with him? Most police can not speak well enough English to explain where police station is, let alone talk someone down from jumping 

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Geez, I've got money problems too (too much money, 555) but I've never considered jumping.

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1 minute ago, OneMoreFarang said:

We are in Thailand so the Thai police will speak Thai. And maybe another language.

If a German person, or any other nationality, wants to live in Thailand then they should learn Thai or at least English to communicate.

It's not the responsibility of the Thai police to learn lots of languages to that they can talk with people on balconies. 

So you must be fluent in thai then? In a sentence of 10 words can get 2 words in thai already ?👍

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Pattaya Balcony Divers Club seems to have become more active in the last weeks. Was quiet for a while.

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2 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Fluent enough to tell the Thai police in Thai they won't get more than 100B when they stop me with my bike. 😉 

In other words can not speak a word😂

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Having a big water bottle in the hand and trying to kill himself when jumping only from the 2nd floor. More crazy than desperate. 

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