British tourist dies in Thailand, Foreign Office confirms

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A British tourist has died in Pattaya, a coastal city, in Thailand, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

The man is believed to be 31-year-old Christopher Andrew Laidler.

Local media reported that he fell naked from a guesthouse balcony in Walking Street in south Pattaya, early on Friday morning.

It is understood that emergency treatment was carried out at the scene and the man was taken to hospital, but later pronounced dead.

Police said there were no signs of a struggle, and the man's belongings remained untouched, according to local reports.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are providing assistance to the family of a British national who has sadly died in Thailand."

Pattaya is a popular resort destination on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, known for its clubs and bars.