Foreigners fall to their deaths

Foreigners fall to their deaths

Chon Buri: Two foreign men, a Swede and a Briton, fell to their deaths in Pattaya City about half an hour away from each other early Sunday.

The police have yet to conclude whether the cases were suicide despite their similarity to such cases, said Pol Lt Aniruj Jeroh, a police inspector at Pattaya City police station.

In the first incident, Pol Lt Aniruj received a report about a foreign man falling to his death at a hotel on Pattaya Sai 3 Road. The man was identified as Jack Imgemar Reffhood, 60, from Sweden.

Nanthaphop Luakthaisong, 25, a security guard, said he saw out of the corner of his eye something in silhouette falling from the third floor. He heard the sound of the impact a few seconds later.

No signs of struggle were found inside Room No 309 from which the Swede fell, said Pol Lt Aniruj.

He was alerted to a second fall at about 2.30am. The second hotel is situated on Soi Bua Khao in central Pattaya.

The body was identified as that of Martin Upton, a 69-year-old British man who was believed to have jumped from Room No 408 on the fourth floor, said Pol Lt Aniruj.

A woman at the hotel told police she was lying down when she heard someone crying in pain for help.

With the aid of a torch she found the man on the ground, injured and crying in pain. He was taken to hospital but died there later from his injuries. Police inquiries are continuing.

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