Police in Had Yai are in the process of establishing the identity of a man who was found dead in a swimming pool of a condominium early Thursday morning. Investigators believe he had fallen to his death from the balcony of one of the apartments.
Matichon Online, a Thai-language news website, published an article about the incident on Thursday afternoon. According to the report, officers of Kho Hong Provincial Police Station were notified of the death of a foreign man who was found floating in the swimming pool of the Naphalai Place Condominium in Had Yai district of Songkhla province at 05:30 early Thursday morning.
When police officers arrived at the building on Rajyindee Rd, they found the body of a foreign man floating motionless in the water of the condo’s swimming pool on the 6th floor. Rescue volunteers from the Donpapsamakdi Foundation accompanied the officers.
The man, whose identity has yet to be established, was floating in the pool wearing black boxer shorts and a red t-shirt. Rescue workers pulled the foreigner out of the water to allow a brief examination of the body by a medical examiner.
According to Matichon Online, the man was between 40 and 50 years old and obese. Both of his legs were fractured which led investigators to believe that the foreigner had fallen from the balcony of one of the rooms. Signs of an impact on one side of the pool supported this theory.
With its 51 storeys, the Naphalai Place Condominium is known to be the tallest building in Had Yai.
Police firmly believe that the man had been living in one of the apartments facing the swimming pool but are still waiting for the confirmation from the condominium’s management. He probably has fallen from a floor between the 7th and 17th floor, Matichon Online quoted one of the investigators.
Apart from his identity, police are investigating whether the assumed fall was an accident, an act of suicide or the result of a crime. As of Thursday morning, attempts by Khaosod English to contact Pol Lt Col Pongpit Upparakot, the investigator of the case, to obtain additional information remained unanswered.
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