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The French tourist after plunging from the Phuket resort's rooftop

Drunk Phuket Tourist Seriously Injured in Resort Rooftop Plunge

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
PHUKET: A Frenchman who fell from a resort rooftop early today within hours of his holiday starting is in a serious condition in a Phuket hospital's intensive care unit.

A companion said the 26-year-old was drunk and toppled from a level five floors up about 2.50am.

The tourist suffered head injuries, internal injuries and probably broken legs in the fall at the Sea Sand and Sun Resort and Spa in Kalim, north of Patong, on Phuket's west coast.

While his lower body appears to have landed on a concrete path, his torso and head may have been cushioned by a garden bed.

The pair arrived on Phuket yesterday and intended to stay until September 30.

The injured man was originally treated at Patong Hospital then transferred to the better-equipped Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket City, where he was being cared for in the intensive care unit.

The rooftop at the resort is surrounded by a low fence. Ground floors in Thailand count as the first floor.


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Drunkeness can offset inertial injuries, You don't stiffen up so the damage is lessened.

Posted by mediawatcher on September 17, 2013 09:57


Shut down and cut off all the Balcony in thailand and you solved the matter and save life and injury simple as that !!

Posted by Grief Paul on September 17, 2013 10:26


@Grief Paul: Alternatively, don't get drunk.

Posted by Buster on September 17, 2013 11:01


How about a bit of both.... Don't get blind drunk on rooftops... I feel for the bloke but I feel he only has himdelf to blame for his injuries. I hope he makes a full recovery!

Posted by Ben on September 17, 2013 12:05


Are these the first lot of the quality tourists?

Posted by Charles on September 17, 2013 12:43


allocate all ground floor rooms to drinkers upper floor rooms to non drinkers

Posted by ayjay on September 17, 2013 20:26


Ayjay, did you actually THINK, before writing. There is NO multi-floored hotel in the world, that would have enough ground level floors for drinkers and do you suggest separating families who have at least one drinking member. Also, what about those affected by drugs. Do you suggest testing every guest for alcohol, every time they enter a hotel, also remember, many smaller hotels don't even have rooms on the ground floor. There are so many problems with your idea I think maybe you were drinking when you wrote it.

Posted by DSI Watch on September 18, 2013 10:42

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