Young Brit man, 20, falls to his death from hotel in popular Thai beach resort

A British man has died after plunging from a hotel in Thailand.

Callum Lewis, 20, reportedly fell near Jomtien beach in Pattaya on Monday (June 7).

He had been staying at the So Boutique Hotel before his lifeless body was discovered sprawled on the ground in the afternoon.

The Brit is said to have fallen from a fire escape on the side of the eight-storey hotel.

A passing resident found him on the ground with serious injuries.

His family is being assisted by the Foreign Office, a spokesman confirmed.

Emergency services arrived at the scene at around 1pm local time but were unable to revive him.

He was pronounced dead a short time later in hospital.

Police said his neck and right leg were broken and there was blood around his head and stomach.

Authorities said that Callum, who had arrived in Thailand as a tourist during the coronavirus pandemic, was wearing nothing but a pair of black Adidas shorts.

They added he had been staying on the fifth floor of the hotel in the popular city beach resort.

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Officers are trawling through CCTV at the hotel to see which floor he fell from and to determine the exact cause of death.

Police Captain Nattapol Saengsee said: "The British man was staying on the fifth floor of the hotel.

"We are now monitoring all CCTV cameras installed at the hotel and gathering necessary evidence to find the cause of his death and to see which floor he fell from.

"All relevant evidence was collected by investigators and the body was sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine of Police General Hospital for an autopsy."

The British Embassy in Bangkok has been informed of the death.

In a statement, the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office said: "We are assisting the family of a British man following his death in Pattaya, and are in contact with the Thai authorities."

For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.

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