Naked, suicidal hill tribe man talked down from Doi Saket Hospital roof

A naked man being treated at Doi Saket Hospital climbed onto its roof yesterday (July 22) and threatened to commit suicide until later being talked down.

The naked man, named by Thai media as Mr. Jermaine Phammer, 33 and being treated in hospital for Dengue Fever, climbed onto the roof after having an argument with his wife.

As he sat on top of the roof, Mr. Phammer made several accusations, including that he had been treated poorly by the hospital as he was a member of a hill tribe although which hill tribe wasn’t specified in reports.

Along with emergency services and municipal representatives, including Mr. Natchatip Sanguan, Mayor of Choeng Doi District, Mr. Phammer’s parents attended the scene to help talk him down.

One and a half hours later, Mr. Phammer was removed from the roof in a cherry picker and was placed into the secure mental ward of the hospital.