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3AM BALCONY PLUNGE Brazilian DJ Ricardo Vilela fighting for his life after falling off third floor balcony at Bangkok airport ‘wearing only swimming trunks’

He had been due to catch a flight when he plunged to the ground in front of horrified onlookers

Brazilian DJ Ricardo: A BRAZILIAN DJ is fighting for his life after falling from a third-floor balcony inside a Bangkok airport today.

Ricardo Vilela E Silva had been due to catch a flight at when he plunged to the ground wearing “only his swimming trunks” at 3am.

Brazilian DJ Ricardo
Medics treat DJ Ricardo Vilela at the scene after he plunged from a third-floor balcony at Suvarnabhumi International Airport today

Photographs show the DJ in a pair of black bathers, but it’s not known whether he was wearing additional clothes when he fell.

Medics rushed Vilela, originally from Sao Jose, to the nearby Samitivej Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Officials are now investigating what caused the successful DJ – who had been booked to perform at a number of venues in Thailand in the coming months – to fall off the balcony.

He had been due to catch a flight when he plunged to the ground at 3am

He was photographed wearing only his swimming trunks
He was photographed wearing only his swimming trunks
He is now fighting for his life in hospital
He is now fighting for his life in hospital

Airport boss Kittipong Kittikachornm said: ”We do not know what the motive was for this incident today.

“My staff are checking CCTV to investigate what happened.

”Rescue staff attended to the man, who had a broken leg and broken ankle.

”At the moment, the relevant authorities have been coordinating with the Brazilian Embassy in Thailand for more information.”

Officials said that Ricardo had arrived in Thailand on September 13 on a flight from Jakarta, Indonesia, where he had also been working as a DJ.

He was due to leave the country on December 7 on the same return flight with Ethiopian Airlines for Jakarta, Indonesia.

It’s not the first time someone has plunged from a balcony at the airport.

The successful DJ had been booked to perform at a number of venues in Thailand in the coming months

On October 10, Maik Schwagerus, 51, fell from the fourth floor to a boarding gate below having spent four nights sleeping in the airport after refusing to board his flight home.

He was also rushed to hospital, where he later died.

The airport spent 33 million Thai baht about (£771,000) in 2013 installing 2.5-meter-high glass barriers to prevent such accidents.

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