Live Phuket The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Stormy Phuket weather collapses lifeguard watchtower

PHUKET: The strong wind and heavy rain over the past week has brought down a lifeguard watchtower found collapsed on Karon Beach today (Sept 23).

weather, marine,


Tanyaluk Sakoot

Friday 23 September 2016, 01:26PM


The remains of the watchtower were found strewn across the ground by lifeguards as they turned up for duty halfway along Karon Beach this morning, explained Prathaiyuth Chuayuan, Chief of the Phuket Lifeguard Service.

“The weather finally took its toll, though all 12 lifeguard towers in Phuket have received little maintenance,” he said.

“Luckily this one is not in use that much as it is too far from where swimmers enter the water, but we will set up a tent for lifeguards so they can use that location as a base for their beach patrols,” he said.

The Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO), which is responsible for the lifeguard towers, will have workers inspect and begin repairs today, said Jutapon Thongjarean, head of the PPAO Tourism and Sports Office.

Laguna Phuket Marathon 2017

“We already had plans to fix that watchtower this week, but the wind and rain has been too strong,” she told The Phuket News.

“We have now contacted workers to make repairs there a priority. Another tower at Karon Public Park on Karon beach will be fixed also,” she said.

Ms Jutapon said repairs to four other towers had been ongoing since May.

“Three lifeguard towers in Patong and another tower at Kamala Beach have undergone renovations, which have only just been completed,” she said.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
CAPTCHA
    Forget your password?

Kurt | 23 September 2016 - 15:47:31

As reaction revealed, the weather finally took its toll.
A good reader just needs half a word.

Always funny to read that to keep up things are not done in the dry season.
Thainess.

The Phuket News
Matches 1 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket rain brings slew of motorbike accidents on wet roads

Rorii,according to WHO-Statistics,there are less road fatalities per 100.000 inhabitants and also less road fatalities per 100.000 motor vehicles in m...(Read More)


One man dead, another injured after fleeing police traffic stop in Phuket Town

@BenPendejo I am for sure will not bet against you. and it was not a kid who died, he was 28. if he was the driver, I can only say, thanks god he kill...(Read More)


Campaign launched to clear cable tangles from Patong streets

I have to disagree with you on this one Kurt...the primary project should be to place all cables underground, and the removal of dead and excess cable...(Read More)


Motorcyclist, 18, killed in collision with taxi on Bypass Rd in Phuket

On Phuket it remains: Speed is your winner ( to heaven?) So many road users don't see driving as being a traffic participant. They not look fo...(Read More)


Campaign launched to clear cable tangles from Patong streets

For a few years already I advocate the removal of dead/unused cables hanging in the poles like spaghetti. Not only Patong, all over Phuket! Removal/...(Read More)


Two killed in Phuket resort shower electric shock

Who installed it? Where were they educated to do these installations? How many did they install? Where did they,and others, who were trained like the...(Read More)


Phuket rain brings slew of motorbike accidents on wet roads

Eagle, in the interests of safety, just what country are you from, we may need to know this so we can be aware of possible lesser skilled drivers, if ...(Read More)


One man dead, another injured after fleeing police traffic stop in Phuket Town

The only people I feel sorry for are the parents and family of the deceased, but then again, I would wager to bet that this kid's fate was much at...(Read More)


Motorcyclist, 18, killed in collision with taxi on Bypass Rd in Phuket

Another Taxi involved in a fatality involving a motorcyclist. Looks like another B400 fine as the Taxi driver is Thai....(Read More)


Plans to make Phuket’s Bang Tao Beach ‘virgin’ an uphill battle, says Army

From the comments here, it's as plain as day why Thai authorities never listen nor want to listen to outsiders and what they consider best for Tha...(Read More)

The Phuket News
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.