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.