British tourist, 20, falls to his death from a hotel in Thailand’s notorious Pattaya city
- Briton, 20, was found lying in a pool of blood outside hotel in Pattaya on Monday
- Police say he suffered a broken neck and bleeding – and could not be saved
- It is thought he fell from a fire escape, but it is not clear why he was out there
- Investigations are ongoing and the British embassy has been informed
A British tourist has been found dead in Thailand after apparently falling from a hotel fire escape.
The man, aged 20, was found lying in a pool of blood outside the So Boutique Hotel in the notorious resort city of Pattaya on Monday afternoon.
He is thought to have plunged from a fire escape attached to the side of the eight-storey building, with a passerby reporting a loud crash as he hit the floor.
A 20-year-old British tourist was found in a pool of blood (right) outside this hotel in Pattaya, Thailand, on Monday afternoon and has since been pronounced dead
It is thought the man fell from this fire escape, but it is not clear why he was out there or how exactly he fell over guard rails – with police examining CCTV for evidence
It is not clear why the man – who arrived in the country as a tourist during the pandemic – had been out on the fire escape.
Police say the Brit suffered a broken neck in the fall, and that his right leg was also broken. He was also bleeding from his head and stomach.
Paramedics were called but were unable to revive the tourist and he was pronounced dead a short time later at hospital.
He was wearing nothing but a pair of Adidas shorts when he died, officers added.
Detectives are now examining CCTV cameras at the hotel in the hopes footage might explain how he fell.
Police Captain Nattapol Saengsee said: ‘The British man was staying on the fifth floor of the hotel.
‘We are monitoring all CCTV cameras installed at the hotel and gathering necessary evidence to find the cause of his death and to see which floor he fell from.’
He added: ‘All relevant evidence was collected by investigators and the body was sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine of Police General Hospital for an autopsy.’
The British Embassy in Bangkok has been informed of the death.
The British man had arrived in Thailand during the pandemic as a tourist, and had been staying on the fifth floor of the So Boutique Hotel (pictured)