Monday, 16 January 2017

1/16/2017 04:08:00 pm
Expat survives after jumping off the new Pattaya underpass.

Finnish man survives jump into Pattaya tunnel.

A young Finnish tourist was seriously injured after he jumped down into a road tunnel near Siam Country Club Old Course in Central Pattaya.

A video has gone viral on all the social media sites here in Thailand of a foreigner attempting to commit suicide, but survives. He made the jump from the main Sukhumvit road down into the new underpass.

Sanam Changlek, a motorbike taxi driver in the area, said he saw the tourist run out of the soi connected with the country club. Seemingly intoxicated, he crossed the road to stand atop of the tunnel, waved and then jumped.

The victim was later found out to be an expat from Finland, 30 years old. The taxi driver told reporters that he saw the man walking around the area for around 5 minutes and seemed to be under the influence of alcohol. He kept looking over the side of the underpass before climbing up on the ledge ready to jump.

Emergency services were called immediately and spent some time treating to victim at the scene before he was taken to Banglamung Hospital to recover. He had serious injuries to both arms, but amazingly has survived.

Police are still in the dark regarding the reasons behind the victim’s decision to jump and are waiting for him to make a full recovery before questioning him.

Source: Daily News

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