A 21-year-old Australian tourist who had sought treatment for mental illness died yesterday after he jumped from the 9th floor of a hotel on Patong beach in Phuket, police said.
Eric Sebastian Faulkner plunged from the 9th floor of the hotel in tambon Patong of Kathu district about 25 minutes past midnight yesterday, officers said.
He suffered a fractured skull and several other injuries from the fall and was pronounced dead at the Bangkok Hospital Phuket. Police say Faulkner sought mental health treatment at Patong Hospital on Dec 30 but later disappeared.
No one knew his whereabouts until after he leapt to his death.
Faulkner may have suffered an hallucination that drove him to commit suicide, police said. The Australian embassy will be asked to contact his relatives.