A Belgian real estate developer jumped to his death from the roof of a seven-storey hotel in Hua Hin on Saturday night, police said.
Charles Raymond Geoffroy died despite authorities placing a large airbag on the ground as police attempted to negotiate with him. When he jumped from the roof of the Hisea Huahin Hotel he missed the airbag by about three metres.
He died later in Hua Hin Hospital.
Police were alerted at 8.30pm that the man appeared suicidal on the rooftop of the hotel. Tourist police and Hua Hin police rushed to the scene and tried to negotiate with the man to step back from the edge of the roof.
Police said the man had an argument with a woman who owned an accountancy firm on Soi Hua Hin 41. Police said he apparently had stabbed her with a bamboo stick, slightly injuring her, after the company refused to return his passport.
Police said the man had been involved in a real estate and a restaurant in Hua Hin for about a year.