Joshua James Connell falls six storeys to his death at hotel in Thailand

The West Australian
A nineteen year old Australian tourist has died in Phuket, Thailand after falling from the top of a wall beside a pool. Pictured is the CCTV footage Supplied
Camera IconA nineteen year old Australian tourist has died in Phuket, Thailand after falling from the top of a wall beside a pool. Pictured is the CCTV footage Supplied Credit: Supplied/Supplied

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.

Joshua James Connell, a ninteen year old Australian tourist has died in Phuket, Thailand.
Camera IconJoshua James Connell, a ninteen year old Australian tourist has died in Phuket, Thailand. Credit: Supplied/Supplied

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.

The damage to the roof.
Camera IconThe damage to the roof. Credit: Supplied/Supplied

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.

Joshua James Connell with his mother.
Camera IconJoshua James Connell with his mother. Credit: Supplied/Supplied

“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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