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Frenchman dies after alleged jump from 16th floor of Phuket hotel

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Frenchman dies after alleged jump from 16th floor of Phuket hotel

Darawan Naknakhon

 

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Police and rescue workers take photos of the Frenchman's body. Photo: Darawan Naknakhon

 

PHUKET: -- Police are investigating the death of a Frenchman who is alleged to have jumped from the 16th floor balcony of Patong hotel early this morning (Oct 21).

 

Lt Yingyong Chuykit from the Patong Police was notified at around 6:40am today by staff from the Andaman Beach Suites on Rat Uthit 200 Pi Rd that a Frenchman had died after jumping from a balcony on the 16th floor of the hotel.

 

The victim, name withheld until his family have been notified, was staying at room 302 of the neighbouring Saria Mansion and had checked in alone on Oct 29 police were told.

 

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/frenchman-dies-after-alleged-jump-from-16th-floor-of-phuket-hotel-59549.php

 
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French man jumps to his death from Patong hotel

Phuket Gazette

 

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The French national reportedly tied a blindfold around his head before jumping from the 16th floor of the Andaman Beach Suites Hotel. Photo: Gazette file

 

PHUKET: -- A French man jumped to his death from the 16th floor of a hotel in Patong around 6:30 this morning.

A horrified electrician working on the same floor of the hotel spotted the man as he prepared to jump and unsuccessfully tried to talk him down.

Police confirmed that the 47-year-old man was a French national and that he appears to have deliberately jumped from one of the top floors of the Andaman Beach Suites Hotel.

 

Full story: http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket-news/French-man-jumps-his-death-Patong-hotel/65751?desktopversion

 
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What are all the photos needed for, evidential value, records or their social media ?

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Witnessed and video taped. A note left in his room. The conspiracy theorists have nowhere to go with this one.

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Perhaps that's why the Thai guy videotaped it. To stop idiot comments.

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May he RIP. He was obviously a decent person. He must have had a rented bike out and did this before leaving the bike back, so he left the money aside to pay this debt.

    Reminds me of the saying..."Only the good ones etc.,......"

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He checked into the neighboring hotel in 8 days time.......

 

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Is it just me, or is there an unusually high number of foreigners jumping off tall buildings in Thailand? There's hardly a week goes by without someone, somewhere in the country falling to their death. I've never come across anything like it in my life. Or maybe it's so commonplace that it doesn't hit news headlines in other countries! Still, it does seems like an extreme way to end one's life.

 

RIP all those lost souls.

 

Stubby

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27 minutes ago, Stubby said:

Is it just me, or is there an unusually high number of foreigners jumping off tall buildings in Thailand? There's hardly a week goes by without someone, somewhere in the country falling to their death. I've never come across anything like it in my life. Or maybe it's so commonplace that it doesn't hit news headlines in other countries! Still, it does seems like an extreme way to end one's life.

 

RIP all those lost souls.

 

Stubby

 

No, of course, it's not just you.

 

Thing is ... this country acts as a magnet to all kinds of Western people  who feel unhappy, unloved, and who come to believe, for better or worse, that things will somehow get better here.

 

It would take a whole book to analyze this situation thoroughly, beyond the clichés and preconceived ideas which abound on the subject (and appear on this Forum with the regularity of a Swiss cuckoo clock). For better or worse (and let's face it, more often the latter) the fact remains that many Westerners fall in love here, and thereupon seem to lose even the minimum common sense and foresight which they would probably retain if they were in their own country/context.

 

Sociologically and psychologically, it's not surprising in fact, and I won't go into it, because like I said it would require a thorough and extensive study.

 

The result, sadly, is that a lot of these guys end up losing the minimum that they had in the first place, ie their dream. And this often results in suicides. Accusing Thailand of being entirely responsible for these suicides is akin to accusing alcohol of slowly murdering people. It's absurd.

 

Also, let's not forget that a lot of Westerners are living here happily with their Thai spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend. Their happiness doesn't make the headlines because happiness is not what media feed themselves on, we all know that.

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Can someone tell me why 100s of foreigners come to Siam simply to jump as always out of balconies  to their death? How many did that in Shanghai/China..Brunei..Malaysia ..Laos.. etc etc

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