Tuesday, February 21, 2017
German tourist plunges eight stories from Phuket hotel roof & lives thanks to the roof of the noodle stall below slowing his fall!
Staff at the Orchid Resortel in Soi Sansabai reported the incident to police at 5:35pm.
Police arrived at the scene with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find a German national named by police as Bernhard Schartl, 54, on the floor inside the noodle shop. Above him was the hole in the ceiling he had just plunged through. Mr Schartl was conscious and talking with emergency responders at the scene.
“He suffered some serious injuries, including a broken arm,” said Lt Col Weeraphong Rakhito of Patong Police.
Commentary: Rumor has it that tourist about to buy some noodles told the food cart vendor “Just give me a bowl of Pad Thai but hold the German”. Hmmmm.