Australian falls to his death from 21st Floor Jomtien Condominium

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A 45 year old Australian reportedly fell from a 21st floor apartment in Jomtien early on Tuesday Morning. Police are unsure if he committed suicide or fell due to his alleged intoxicated state.

Police and rescue services were called to the base of View Talay Condominium 5 on Jomtien Beach Road just after 5am. Lying on the ground was the body of Mr. Mark Anthony Woodward. The level of trauma suggested a fall from a high-floor apartment and it was confirmed that Mr. Woodward resided in a 21st floor apartment which was later inspected by Police.

During the initial inspection a badly damaged digital camera was found close to the body and on the balcony of his apartment a chair was placed close to the edge which leads Police to believe he may have been standing on the chair possibly taking a picture of the view when he lost balance and fell.

No evidence of third-party involvement in the death could be found and Police will now wait for the results of a post-mortem examination to determine his level of intoxication at the time of the fall.

The investigation continues and the Australian Embassy in Bangkok have been informed.



  • Kinnock

    RIP Mark. Pattaya Keystone Kops at it again: if he was already on the 21st floor, why would he want to stand on a chair to take a photo? and in the dark?

  • jim

    Unless he was 3 feet tall, why would he need a chair to photograph over the balcony?

  • Don

    Weird circumstances and may be he did accidentally fall standing on the chair. If he did, well then what a numb nut. RIP fellow Aussie.

  • Jack

    No different to any jumper, plain and simple, got drunk (Again) has had enough of everything, and off he went. Probably just thought it would be a nice jesture to record his suicide note on his camera first, and film his demise down to the bounce for youtube. Sad but quite possibly true. Will they check the contents of his camera. May reveal all.

  • Masaman

    this cannot be an accident, its either suicide or murder

  • StarTrack King

    This is a lesson to always make sure you have a Go-Go hottie in your bedroom. It greatly reduces your chances of heading out to the balcony for any reason and “accidentally” or not, suffering a terrible fall.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gl.ta.5 GL TA

    In the dark and on the 21st floor and wants to stand on a chair to take a photo. Am I reading this rubbish correct… Only in Thailand…

  • Friend

    Out of respect to his family who are all here in Australia, please leave negative comments out. Mark was a close family friend, and we would appreciate it if assumptions were not made.
    My thoughts are with his wife, two lovely kids & other family members whose worlds have now been turned upside down.

  • John

    Why should he jump with a camera? Depending on the photos on the memory card it might have been murder and he tried to take some evidence with him or it really was simply a bad accident. I do not believe that it was suicide. Why should he jump with a camera? But whatever it was. It will not make any difference to him anymore.

  • ian

    ever thought of becoming a a police volunteer you only need the iq of a daffodil ,,you have all the making of a great detective

  • frankie thunder

    ‘FRIEND’,,, ok i hear you….was his family staying in same room…or did he rent out room for himself… did he come back to room alone….we for sure need more answers,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • comtwice

    Did he jump or was he pushed?

  • Friend

    No offence, but you dont need answers, his family does. What we do know is that it was an unfortunate drunken accident, he was alone (his family are here in Aus), & it definitely was not suicide.
    Please keep his family in your thoughts as they deal with this terrible tragedy

  • Des

    If thats the case you should tell everyone on here to mind there business.
    Everyones read it now his mates saying it can be assured it was a drunken accident…so there it is?
    The friend wasn,t there but thats his spin on what happened …maybe he was changing the light bulb?

  • Hugh

    Change to a new hotel with a ground floor room,theres your simple answer Jay.

    Also alot quicker to escape fires..,no emergency fire exit stairs to have to run down.

    Quicker room service,and after a big night out no walking up stairs or having to wait for a elevator with your girl.

    Closer to the pool usually the list goes on.

  • Ben

    Who the hell are you to demand answers? Show some respect for the deceased and his family.

  • Kinnock

    View Talay 5 is a condo, not a hotel.

  • Garry

    Steady on perhaps you should have your blood pressure checked in all fairness he is not the only one asking questions not demanding them.

  • Alan

    No matter the story behind it; it sucks. I feel sorry for him and his family. Not that it matters, but I am American and in eleven years of living overseas I must say Australians are some of the nicest people I have met anywhere.

  • Alan

    Best wishes to your family, and RIP.

  • geoff davies

    the jumping is upon us again it seems

  • kim

    Thanks for Clearing that up!! How Many Farang come home to there condo Drunk every nite? the number must be High! 99.9% dont fall off the Balcony, think about it!

  • Mick from Oz

    I am on the 5th floor , might have a better chance of survival if I get pushed, still its a worry we have to think this every time we come over here for a holiday. To many blokes falling out of hotels. Pattaya must have the highest rate any where in the world for this!

  • Rockney

    I live in View Talay 5. Almost impossible to fall or be pushed. Rail comes mid chest on me. And we do have cctv on every floor.

  • rockney

    As I posted earlier, I live in the building. It is very hard to fall or be pushed because the rails are mid chest height. But now after looking at the pictures above, and where the body landed (the red and white no parking) it is not in front of any rooms. It is in front of the window when you exit the elevator. Which is VERY low. waist high and easy to fall out of. Very sad.

  • frankie thunder

    BEN— im NOT DEMANDING ANSWERS…what the hell’s wrong with you boy….its a story about a guy who died and it would be nice to know more—thats all im saying………

  • frankie thunder

    OK FRIEND,,,,thanks for the info update…………

  • frankie thunder

    i think what happened was—> he’s on the chair taking photos,,he leans or takes a step forward,,the chair rears its back legs,,,chair falls back in place,,,he hits balcony around the waist and not having his balence goes over the edge…..(if only he hit his chest on the balcony he wouild have fallen backwards and be alive today)….thats how i see it….

  • Freddie

    Friend, to be sure you are being loyal to your friend and I think that is very laudable but neither you or any of us here know what happened here if it was an accident suicide or indeed foul play, so your comment “But you can be assured it was a drunken accident” is of course NOT a statement of fact.
    However he died it is of course a great tragedy especialy for his family, and may he rest in peace.

  • martin(II)

    I have stayed at the View Talay and immediately realised how low the railing was. It only came up to my hips and if I slipped, for whatever reason, I would have gone straight over. I even commented this in reception but nobody was interested…

  • Richard Bell

    Sad story. R.I.P.

  • scotay

    Yeah, because living on the 21st floor you would need to stand on a chair to take a good picture of course……….

  • jwoood

    Hi, I really want to know anything you might know. Any idea of what could have happened. i’m a close relative and NEED answers. Were you there when the accident happened? What do you think happened? It was definitely not suicide, I can promise you that. I don’t believe he would have stood on the chair. He was a careful man. Please, anything you might know.