PHUKET – The family of a Joshua Smits who died after reportedly leaping from the balcony of a Phuket hotel say they are awaiting answers on the circumstances surrounding his death.
According to Embassy officials Joshua’s family has opted not to travel to Phuket after consulting with the embassy.
Joshua died at Vachira Hospital in Phuket City on Monday night, having suffered serious head injuries in the fall hours earlier.
Yesterday Mr Smits’s sister Casey Rey said her family was unsure about some of the details contained in media reports about the tragedy, and had received no official account from Thai authorities.
Most of the information relayed to Mr Smits’s relatives has come from reports from Thai Newspapers
Casey welcomed a community fund-raising effort aimed at bringing Joshua’s remains home.
A Facebook page, Help Bring Joshy Home, has been set up for supporters of Joshua’s parents, Liz and John, which Mrs Rey said was appreciated by the family.
This page is info on how to make a donation to help Joshy’s parents Liz & John bring Josh home. Joshy was on holidays in Thailand and had a fatal accident. He is a Berkeley man & i’m trying to raise money to help with the cost of bringing him home.
I will be setting up a bank account in the next day or so. We have also put donation boxes around Berkeley. You can contact me 0422151322 if you would like to make a donation.
Bank Details are:
BSB: 637 00
(This account is Joshy’s sisters old bank account which she doesn’t use)