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30 April 2013 :: 13:04:38 pm 74245

Aussie’s Fatal Fall May Have Been Accident

A 45-year-old Australian fell to his death from the 21st floor of his rented Jomtien condo. Medication for depression was found in his room. But police said he may have lost his balance while standing on a chair to take photos from his balcony.
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PATTAYA – April 30, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; At 4:30 a.m., a report of a foreign man falling from a building and dying immediately was received by Pol. Lt. Kwanchai Numkhanisorn, investigation police on duty, Pattaya police station, Dongtarn curve sub-branch. The rescue officers of Sawangboribultharmmasatharn Pattaya foundation were dispatched to the scene along with the detective police team.

The incident occurred at the View Talay condominium, Jomthien beach, project 5, Moo 12 Tambon Nong Preu, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province.

At the scene, in the guest parking lot close to D building, officers found the corpse of Mr. Mark Anthony Woodward, age 45, nationality Australian.

He fell from the 21st floor, and was lying down with his face turned up. He wore a white shirt with jean pants and shoes. He suffered broken arms and legs and a broken skull that dispersed brain fragments all over the ground. Part of a Canon digital camera was hung on his body.

Mr. Wichean Yammod, age 57, the security guard, said that while he was working by sitting at the impact area, he saw Mr. Mark go to his room on the 21st floor, and he seemed to be drunk.

After that, he found the corpse of Mr. Mark on the ground, so he notified the police. Pol. Lt. Kwanchai, assigned to this case, revealed that from inspecting the room number 478/936 on the 21st floor, which Mr. Mark had rented for 3 days, officers found medicine for depressive disorder disease and a mobile phone, which police kept for evidence.

He said the cause of his death might be from 2 possible causes. First, when Mr. Mark was standing on the chair at the balcony to take a photo of the Pattaya scenery, because he was drunk he might have gotten dizzy and lost his balance, causing him to fall over the balcony.

Or secondly, he may have intended to jump from the balcony to escape the problem of his depressive disorder disease.

Reporter : Samart   Photo : Samart   Category : Community News

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