Andrew Christopher Laidler
Pattaya’s famous Walking Street turned into macabre showplace when a British tourist unexpectedly fell from the 3rd floor of his hotel onto the street.
Sawang Boriboon rescue workers were called to Walking Street in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district at 04:30 early Friday morning. As they arrived, they found Andrew Christopher Laidler, 31, lying naked and severely injured on the street gasping for air. A large group of Thais and tourists surrounded the scene to watch emergency workers trying to save his life.
Moments earlier, the 31-year-old Briton had fallen from the 3rd floor of the Sweet Heart guesthouse. The cause for his fatal fall is still unknown. Tourists who were walking down the street told police they were startled when the man suddenly landed on the ground among them. “There was no warning, just the sound of him hitting the street,” an eyewitness said according to Bangkok Post .
After administering first aid, rescue workers rushed Mr Laidler to Pattaya Memorial Hospital. However, doctors were not able to save the life of the British tourist; he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.
Police inspected his room – A26 – and found no traces of a struggle. His belongings were untouched, police said. Investigators told the media they are going to examine CCTV footage recorded by cameras in the area. They also planned to question witnesses and staff of the guesthouse where Mr Laidle had stayed to learn more about the fatal fall.
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- April 14, 2017: "Naked British tourist falls to his death from balcony of same Thai hotel where Scottish soldier was found dead" (dailyrecord.co.uk)