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    19-Year-Old Australian Man Falls to Death from Phuket Hotel

    A 19-year-old Australian fell to his death from the sixth floor of Phuket hotel in the Kathu district of Patpong on Wednesday evening.

    The Phuket Patong police said Joshua Connell fell from the sixth floor of a hotel in tambon Patong on Wednesday around 5.50 p.m. All he was wearing was a pair of shorts. According to witnesses he landed on the kitchen roof of an adjacent restaurant.


    An officer from the Patpong Police Station said Mr. Connell and a friend had checked in at the hotel on Tuesday.


    The restaurant staff were preparing to open when the Australian manís body crashed through the roof. They were startled by a loud noise and rushed to find Mr. Connellís body.


    Mr. Connellís body crashed through the restaurantís roofing tiles and landed on the floor of the restaurant.


    Phuket Police are continuing their investigation into his death.

    Meanwhile, in Pattaya, police have reported that a 54-year-old Norwegian man had been stabbed in the abdomen in his Pattaya hotel room on Wednesday night.

    Pattaya Police and rescue workers were called to a room on the 4th floor of a Pattaya hotel in South Pattaya at approximately 11.30 pm.


    Upon arrival they found a seriously injured man, identified as Mr. Frank Gjesvold, 54, from Norway, bleeding from a stab wound to his abdomen.


    He shouted loudly at the rescue workers as they gave him first aid before sending him to Pattaya Memorial Hospital.


    The police found no evidence of violence in the room, however, they did find a packet of dried marijuana.

    19-Year-Old Australian Man Falls To Death From Phuket Hotel

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    19? Same age as my son.


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    That'll do it.

    Many of us were stupid at that age. Thought we were immortal.

    RIP.

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    How long before they blame it on weed?

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    must have been from darwin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Many of us were stupid at that age. Thought we were immortal.
    Indeed.

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    For those of us of a certain vintage, can you remember the notices at the Honey Hotel, Soi 19 Sukhumvit Bkk, warning occupants to refrain from jumping from their rooms overlooking the swimming pool, an activity much practised by young servicemen from bygone days.

    Drink and youth ......

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    The CCTV footage, not from a Thai website where you expect such stuff, but from news.com.au

    Aussie tourist Joshua James Connell, 19, dies in Phuket hotel fall | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

    He actually stayed on the wall OK 6 storeys up. It was only when he tried to walk along the top of the fence that he came a cropper.

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    Damn . . .

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