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Irishman Robbie Robinson Fights for Life after Bangkok Plunge

Robbie Robinson with his sister Kim and mum Martina

Robbie Robinson with his sister Kim and mum Martina

BANGKOK – Robbie Robinson an Irishman remains on life support in hospital following a horror fall from the fourth floor of a building in Bangkok.

The accident occurred last Friday after he had spent the evening socializing with some friends in Bangkok.

It is believed the tragedy occurred when he attempted to climb up on to his apartment balcony after he realized he had left his keys inside the building.

Robbie Robinson, 32, is still in a coma in a hospital

Robbie Robinson, 32, is still in a coma in a hospital

He may have lost his footing before plunging several meters to the ground.

He was immediately rushed to a city hospital and has undergone a number of brain scans.

Robbie’s devastated mother Martina, stepfather Pat Fox and twin siblings Keith and Kim are holding a bedside vigil

The family have been in contact with embassy officials and are receiving support.

A source close to the family said they are “praying for a miracle”.

“Robbie’s injuries are so severe, there is a chance he will suffer permanent damage.

“The family are at their wits end and are fearing the worst. They are just praying for a miracle at this stage. They are such a close-knit and highly regarded family. It’s beyond belief what they’re going through.

A flood of messages of support have poured in on Facebook, while a church vigil also took place in Bray, Co Wicklow last week.

“Hope you pull through man, my prayers are for you buddy,” one pal said.

Another added: “His family and friends are coming together to show love, support and to pray for Rob.”

A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said full consular is being provided through our honorary counsel.

Father Larry Behan, of St Fergal’s church in Bray.

“A large number of his family attended and the service, which was held in conjunction with Saturday mass, to pray for Robbie.”

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