British tourist, 33, bled to death in Thai hotel room after ‘tripping over his suitcase as he tried to get to the toilet in the night and falling through a glass door’
- Luke Goodere had stopped off at Phi Phi island during a trip to Australia
- The 33-year-old had been at a festival with friends before he died on April 11
- He suffered a fatal abdominal injury from a shard of broken glass at the hotel
Luke Goodere (pictured above) died on Aprill 11 on Phi Phi island
A British tourist bled to death in a Thai hotel room after he ‘tripped over his suitcase’ and ‘fell through a glass door’.
Luke Goodere is thought to have been trying to get to the toilet in the night when the tragedy happened on April 11.
The 33-year-old, who was born in Boston, Lincolnshire and grew up in Skegness, had stopped off at Phi Phi island on the way back to Sydney, Australia.
An inquest hearing in Lincoln today heard he had been to a festival with friends before going back to his hotel room.
A friend then saw him fast asleep at around 4am, but he was found dead just four hours later.
It is thought he may have got out of bed to use the toilet, tripped over his suitcase on the floor and fallen through glass doors to the balcony.
Thai police revealed that he suffered a fatal abdominal injury from a shard of broken glass.
Coroner’s officer Charlotte Alexander said in an investigation report read to the inquest: ‘It is believed that it was some time after 4am and he’s fallen through the glass doors to the balcony.
Mr Goodere (pictured above with an unknown woman) had been visiting the island earlier in the year
In an emotional Facebook post, Mr Goodere’s father said his son would ‘never be forgotten’
‘His suitcase was between the bed and the door so potentially he had tripped.’
A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as abdominal haemorrhage as a result of abdominal injury.
Coroner Paul Smith concluded that Mr Goodere died as a consequence of an accident on April 11, 2019.
He said: ‘The best evidence is that he was socialising at a festival. He had consumed some alcohol and he and his friends returned to his accommodation.
Mr Goodere seem to have been a keen traveler and had stopped off at the island (above)
Mr Goodere (pictured above in 2015) is thought to have tripped in the night on the way to the toilet
Mr Goodere (left and right) was seen by a friend to be fast asleep on the night of his death
‘He may or may not have had too much alcohol in his system – I make no findings in relation to that.
‘He was seen fast asleep at 4am and the authorities were alerted four hours later at 8am.
‘During the course of the night he got up from the bed and suffered an accidental fall and suffered an injury that led to his death.’
He added: ‘The information is somewhat sparse. The police investigation appears to have excluded the possibility of third party involvement.
‘There’s no suggestion that any criminal act was suspected or investigated.’
In a touching tribute after the inquest, Mr Goodere’s father took to Facebook to update his friends on the verdict.
He wrote: ‘We could not have asked for a better son/brother whom we loved enormously and will forever miss’.