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Australian man dies in fall from Patong resort

Australian man dies in fall from Patong resort

PHUKET: A 19-year-old Australian man from Canberra has died after falling from the sixth floor of a resort in Patong yesterday (June 29).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 30 June 2022, 10:31AM

Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Police were called to the scene, a resort next to a restaurant located at 245 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi Rd, at 5:50pm**.

Patong Police Chief of Investigation Lt Col Kokiat Boonplod arrived with fellow officers to find the body of the young man* protruding through the roof of a restaurant next door to the resort.

A friend travelling with the young man, and staying at the same resort, said the pair had checked into the resort on Tuesday (June 28).

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Police have questioned the friend, and have confirmed they are continuing their investigation into the young man’s death.

* The Phuket News is withholding from revealing the young man’s name until it  has been confirmed that his next of kin have been notified.

** The Phuket News has agreed to remove the name of the hotel and followed the same reporting style as Thai national newspapers, who reported the man’s name in full this morning.

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Capt B | 03 July 2022 - 09:27:19

Being from Canberra, the poor young lad was probably all stung out on Chinese Meth like so many Australian Labor Politicians, combined with the effects of Thai Ganja & Whiskey the consequences can be catastrophic. Rest In Piece.

Ash Ward | 01 July 2022 - 10:20:16

@JohnC, I have been involved with drug rehab for decades, my daughter was an addict. I also do charity work feeding the poor, so i have better things to do than being a snitch or rat. 

JohnC | 01 July 2022 - 09:06:16

@Ashward. By the sound of it you are totaly clueless about the effects of cannabis. You sound just like a snitch or rat in criminal terms, dopping in people to the cops is probably how you get your kicks.

Ash Ward | 30 June 2022 - 14:47:28

Kurt, too much drinking and drugs.
Already many people selling Cannabis  and drug foods on the street. Beware tourists outgoing tourtist bags are now scaned before departure.

Kurt | 30 June 2022 - 12:23:38

The area in Patong around Rat-U-Thit Rd is very unhealthy for foreign tourists to stay. Monthly average now a foreigner falls from higher floor down on the street or through lower roofs. What is going on? Last fall at 5.50pm, by full day light. Had to think about that police officer's saying that Patong is Phuket's top tourist destination. Seems many 'tops' are dangerous.


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