A 21-year-old Australian tourist has fallen to his death from a hotel balcony in Phuket.
The Melbourne man, Sebastian Eric Faulkner, fell in the early hours of New Year’s Day, police said.
The Phuket News reported that Mr Faulkner sought medical assistance for mental health treatment from Patong hospital on December 30, but "left without anyone noticing".
The Bangkok Post reported that Mr Faulkner suffered a fractured skull and several other injuries from the fall and was pronounced dead at the Bangkok Hospital in Phuket.
He had been travelling with friends, who are assisting authorities with their inquiries.
It was reported that none of his friends knew his whereabouts until after his death and that police said he may have suffered an hallucination that drove him to jump from the building.
Members of Mr Faulkner’s family were expected to arrive in Phuket on Wednesday.
Mr Faulkner was a student at Australian Catholic University, according to his Facebook page, and had graduated from St Bede’s College in 2009.
An older cousin, Ben Faulkner, wrote on his Facebook page that the death was like a nightmare he could not wake from.
‘‘I have memories of having a beer with you, having many a laugh with you & teasing you as your older & dramatically less talented cousin - no one can ever take them away from me - they will be with me forever mate!’’
Fellow St Bede’s graduates posted messages on their Facebook page paying tribute to Mr Faulkner. Some just posted their favourite pictures of their friend.
‘‘Heaven won't know what hit them you crazy kid! Will miss you like all hell mate!,’’ one friend wrote.
A spokesman for ANL Shipping said Mr Faulkner was due to complete a 12-month co-op position at the company on January 25.
He had been working in the international trade area at the company’s Docklands office and was one of 13 people in his co-op group.
‘‘Obviously his closest friends in that group are very upset and distraught,’’ the spokesman said.