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Expat falls to his death in Hua Hin

Post by buksida » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:11 pm

Hua Hin police said that a 75 year old Australian likely tripped and fell to his death at his townhouse in the city.

Maid Sunee Duangkaew, 69, said she found her boss James Ian Lawrie when she came to do the cleaning yesterday.

He was lying at the foot of the stairs with a wound to his head. Police said there was no sign of a struggle and there was no evidence of theft.

Mr Lawrie lived alone she said and had been in Thailand many decades.

He was working as an agent selling land.

Police believe he stumbled and fell down the stairs hitting his head on the floor. He had been dead about three days when he was found.

The body was sent to the police hospital for autopsy.

Source: translation from https://www.thairath.co.th/content/1027204

If this is the same person it is Ian Lawrie, who was Scottish, and a good bloke. RIP Ian.
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Post by Bamboo Grove » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:51 pm

Yes, the name is that of the Scot. He used to play in the pool league. R.I.P.
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Post by Spitfire » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:10 pm

He was working as an agent selling land.
Can be a dangerous occupation here. However, at that age, a fall is more likely...despite my cynicism.
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Post by lomuamart » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:44 pm

That's sad news. I knew Ian for years although I hadn't seen him for a long time.
RIP Ian.

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Post by oakdale160 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:47 pm

The ONLY reason I know for having a Thai live-in-lady. To scrape you up when you fall down,

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Post by oakdale160 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:59 pm

Just googled some stats
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deaths from fall/yr 31,900 (10/100,000)
deaths from MV accidents---33,7000 (10.6/100,000)
BUT, those are all ages, could not find any stats for over 65s, obviously going to be much higher rates.

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Post by oakdale160 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:23 pm

Canadian figures 50/100.000 for over 65s, more females than males, increases significantly with increasing age and the number of non-fatal falls needing hospital admission is very scary.

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Post by margaretcarnes » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:48 am

What a very sad end for a lovely man - rest in peace Ian x
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Post by RCer » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:31 am

RIP

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Re: Expat falls to his death in Hua Hin

Post by Thistle » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:55 am

Sad news indeed,RIP Ian.

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