Briton hurt in fall from hotel


A British man was seriously injured after falling from the fifth floor of a Jomtien Beach hotel.

Brien Strathern, 30, was taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital with multiple broken bones, cuts and bruises after the fall from the Eurostar Hotel on Jomtien Beach Soi 1.

Hotel employee Darin Phuraso, 26, said the Scottish man had checked into the hotel that day and had been heard screaming in his room. Later, staffers heard the thud of his body hitting the ground.

Police, who believe it might have been a botched suicide attempt, were waiting for Strathern to recover before questioning him.