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Phuket tour guide safe after power cable climb

PHUKET: A Chiang Mai man who reportedly worked in Phuket as a tour guide is safe after he was found climbing along electrical cables in front of the Poonphon Night plaza in Phuket Town this morning (May 19).

Chinese, health, police,

Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 19 May 2017, 07:02PM

Lt Col Chalaew Thaihu of Phuket City Police and Kusoldharm recue worker and officer from Phuket Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) arrived at the scene soon after 8am to find the man climbing along the power wires in front of the building.

After 20 minutes, officers talked the man to making his way to the first floor of the building, where rescue workers pushed him clear of the cables, sending him falling safely onto the air mattress below.

The man, Decha Saeyang 32, became frightened after he realised that he was to be taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

“He refused to go and shouted for help when we tried to get him into the ambulance,” the rescue worker said.

After more talks, the man was finally convinced to go, he added.

Mr Decha was a resident at the nearby Ng House apartments, confirmed Mr Yoh (last name withheld by request), who works as a room attendant at the apartment block.

“Mr Decha lived on the third floor. He was a guide in Phuket. His relatives are ethnic Chinese, who live Chiang Dao District in Chiang Mai,” Mr Yoh said.

“Mr Decha has lived here alone since 2015. He is a friendly person. Someone saw him climb out from his apartment and fall down to the second-floor awning,” he said.

“After that he stood up and climbed onto the power cables. I tried to stop him, but he ignored me, so I called for help,” he added.

It has yet to become clear what inspired Mr Decha to climb onto the power cables, Mr Yao said, but that it was unlikely to have been heartbreak.

“I have spoken with Mr Decha’s sister, who is in Chiang Mai. She said that he doesn’t have a fairn (romantic partner), so it is not likely that it was beacuse of a relationship,” he said.

Police officers said they were waiting for a hospital report on Mr Decha’s health and that they would continue their investigation.



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