Police in Had Yai are in the process of investigating the identity of a man who was found dead in a swimming pool early on Thursday morning. Investigators believe he fell to his death from the balcony apartments.
Matichon Online, a Thai-language news website, published an article about the incident on Thursday afternoon. According to its report, at 05:30, officers from the Kho Hong Provincial Police Station were notified of the death of a foreigner. Rescue volunteers from the Donpapsamakdi Foundation accompanied officers to the Naphalai Place Condominium located in Rajyindee Rd in the Had Yai district of Songkhla province.
Police found motionless body of an obese European male floating in the swimming pool on the 6th floor. The victim has not yet been identified, but is estimated to be between 40 and 50 years old. He was wearing black boxer shorts and a red t-shirt. Rescue workers pulled him out of the water and made a brief medical assessment which concluded that both legs had been badly fractured upon impact with the ground.
According to Matichon Online’s report, investigators believe that the foreigner had fallen or jumped from a balcony at the condominium, hit the ground and ended up in the swimming pool. They are making enquiries with the condominium’s management amid speculation that the victim’s flat was between the 7th and 17th floor. With its 51 storeys, the Naphalai Place Condominium is known to be the tallest building in Had Yai.
Khaosod English have tried to contact Pol Lt Col Pongpit Upparakot, the lead investigator, but without success. Details of the case remain scant.
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