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51 Year-Old South Korean Tourist Falls to His Death from Hotel Balcony in Pattaya

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PATTAYA – Pol Lt Chonawit Athipansee, deputy investigation chief at Pattaya police station has told Thai Media that a 51 year-ol South Korean man, fell to his death from a hotel in Pattaya early on Tuesday morning.

The man’s naked body was found by a security guard among bushes near the wall of KTK Royal Residence in tambon Nong Prue in Bang Lamung district around 5.30am, Pol Lt Chonawit Athipansee said.

He was identified as Jaewon Park, 51, who had been staying in a room on the sixth floor.

His naked body was found near the hotel’s wall, while his boxer shorts were found on a tree that he had hit on his way down.

Security guard Wiroj Samart, 42, told police the man had been staying in a room on the sixth floor of the hotel.

Mr Wiroj said he had heard a loud noise, like a large object falling to the ground. He checked around the building, but initially found nothing.

Then he noticed a pipe attached to the wall looked to have been moved out of place. He went closer to check it and found the Park lying unconscious in the bushes. He immediately alerted police.

Police were investigating whether the death was an accident, suicide or murder.