A 36-year-old Dutch tourist fell from a 4th-floor balcony at the KTK Royal Residence hotel on Pattaya Klang Soi 12 a.k.a. Soi AR Monday morning.
Mr Dirk Hasenoot survived the most likely accidental plunge badly injured and is currently being treated for a number of head and shoulder injuries at the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.
According to Pattaya One, the “cause of his fall is unknown so far as the victim is, at this stage, unable to make a statement.”
Police however rule out a suicide attempt and believe that the Dutchman accidentally fell over the typically low balcony railing perhaps as he was sitting on or leaning against it while enjoying a breakfast beer or having a cigarette.
No, it would certainly not be the first time that a Farang has plunged from a balcony in Thailand and alcohol in combination with an unusually low railing are to blame for the accidental fall.