Joshua James Connell falls six storeys to his death at hotel in Thailand
A young Australian tourist has plunged to his death in horrific circumstances at a hotel resort in Thailand.
According to the Bangkok Post Joshua James Connell, 19, from Canberra, was walking along a wall near a hotel swimming pool in Phuket before falling six storeys to his death.
There is CCTV which captured the incident, according to local reports.
The incident occurred on Wednesday night local time.
A local policeman told the Post the teenager was wearing only a pair of shorts when he slipped and fell, before landing on the kitchen roof of a nearby restaurant.
He said Mr Connell and a friend had only checked in at the hotel the day prior.
Staff at the restaurant were reportedly getting ready for evening dinner service when they were startled by a loud noise on the roof above the kitchen.
The local policeman said some of the roof tiles were broken by the impact of the fall.
Mr Connell’s mother - Michelle Henderson - has since updated her Facebook profile picture with a photo of her and her son.
“Michelle, I have no words for you right but that I am truly, deeply sorry and honestly can’t believe what I am reading right now,” one friend wrote.
Another posted: “I am so incredibly sorry to hear about your beautiful son.”
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