UPDATE: American Man who Died After Jumping from Phuket Airport Suffered from Depression and Financial Problems

Phuket –

The 35-year-old American man, only identified by his first name of Jason, who died after jumping from the third floor of the Phuket International Airport suffered from depression and financial problems.

Our previous stories:

The Phuket International Airport has issued a press release at 4:00 P.M. this afternoon regarding the incident (December 28th). They stated a male foreign passenger ‘jumped’ from the third floor at the departure platform of the International Terminal. However, investigators have not firmly stated the cause of the fall as of press time.

An American man who sustained severe injuries after he fell from a third floor at the Phuket International Airport has been pronounced dead.

The American man entered Thailand via Bangkok Airport Immigration on December 13th, 2022. He arrived in Phuket on December 17th, 2022 and checked in a hotel near the Phuket International Airport.

Now for the update:

The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that the victim checked out from the hotel on December 20th. He told the Phuket Tourist Assistance Center at the airport that he had no money to go back to his home. He said he suffered from depression. After Tourist Assistance Officials left from the area where they were meeting him witnesses nearby saw the victim jumped from the third floor of the terminal.”

If you or someone you know is feeling depressed please reach out for help. The Phuket Express suggests the Samaritans of Thailand which can be reached here:



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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.