Saran ‘Pan’ Kaewluang, a 57-year-old resident of Cherng Talay, was seen jumping off the left-hand side of the bridge leading onto Phuket at 00:28am on Monday (Mon 27).
He was seen floating on the water’s surface before he disappeared flowing westward with the current heading towards the open sea.
Rescue teams launched an immediate search for Mr Saran, but failed to find any trace of him. The search continued each day.
The Kusoldharm search team was about to call an end to the search when at 5pm yesterday (Mar 29) they were informed that a body had been spotted about one kilometre from the bridge.
The rescue team moved to investigate and brought the body ashore at Tha Chatchai.
Mr Saran’s wife, Sunee Rachai, confirmed that the body recovered was that of her missing husband.
Mr Saran’s funeral will be held at Cherng Talay Temple.
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