Swedish man falls from second floor of hotel in Patong, survives with injuries

Patong –

A Swedish man has survived after he fell from the second floor of a hotel in Patong.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified that a foreign man fell from a hotel last night (December 12th) on Sawatdirak Road near the Sai Namyen Intersection.

Emergency responders and Police arrived at the scene to find the man who was later identified as Mr. Bo Peter Svensson, 64, a Swedish national. He had sustained several injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

The hotel owner, Ms. Supaphon Wachirawarkan, 52, told police that the Swedish man checked in at the hotel on the second floor alone yesterday, December 12th. Staffers claim that he was intoxicated. After that, Ms. Supaphon heard something fall before finding out it was the Swedish man.

Police found no sign of a disturbance in Mr. Svensson’s hotel room, however, alcoholic drinks were found strewn around inside the room. At this stage, police believe it was an accident.

Mr. Svensson was unable to give his version of events due to his injuries.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.