May 12, 2016

Ronald Rymer

A 70-year-old foreign tourist decided to end his life by jumping down from the 4th floor of a Phuket hotel building after years of suffering from a chronical disease, an article published in Thairath reported.

Hotel staff found the man who police officers later identified as Ronald Rymer, 70, a British national. He was laying face-up on the terrasse of the Manorah Hotel, Patak Soi 16, Karon subdistrict, on the 2nd floor. Pol Col Udom Phetcharat, deputy inspector from Mueang Phuket Provincial Police Station, briefly examined the body and noted the man had a broken neck and several bruises.

An early investigation revealed Mr Rymer had checked into the hotel on May 4. His wife of seven years had told police Mr Rymer had previously suffered from depression and had unsuccessfully attempted to take his life on multiple occasions in the past.

On May 11, one day before his alleged suicide, Mr Rymer had consulted a doctor at the Bangkok Hospital on the island and later checked in Manorah Hotel that night.

Police officers scheduled post-mortem at Vachira Phuket Hospital to determine the cause of death from a scientific point of view. The British Embassy has been notified.

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Case Details

Source Thairath
Date of Death: May 12, 2016
Last Edited: 1 year ago
Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: British
Cause of Death: Falling
Province: Phuket
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