Andrew Christopher Laidler
Pattaya’s famous Walking Street turned into macabre spectacle when a British tourist unexpectedly fell from the 3rd floor of his hotel in the early hours of the morning.
Sawang Boriboon rescue workers were called to Walking Street in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district at 04:30 early Friday morning. When they arrived at the scene, they found Andrew Christopher Laidler, 31, lying naked and severely injured on the street gasping for air. A large group of Thais and tourists gathered and witnessed emergency workers trying to save his life.
Some time earlier, the 31-year-old Briton had fallen from the balcony of the Sweet Heart guesthouse where he had been staying. The circumstances surrounding 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 in front of 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 pronounced him dead shortly after his arrival.
Police inspected his room, A26. They found no traces of a struggle and his belongings were untouched. Investigators told the media they intended to further question witnesses and examine CCTV footage in the area. They also planned to question staff at the guesthouse to see if they could shed more light into the circumstances leading up to this unfortunate incident.
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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 )