Kusoldharm rescue worker Wanlop Boonchan told The Phuket News that the man fell from the bridge and disappeared on Thursday (Oct 15). The incident was witnessed by a companion of the man.
"So we tried to find him but failed. [Nothing was known] until around 7.00am today I received information from a fisherman that a body was noticed floating in the water near Tanglee island not far from Sarasin Bridge,” Mr Wanlop explained.
"The deceased is a Thai man named Niphat Kangnok, 49 years old,” he added.
Tha Chatchai police arrived at the scene and made a record of the incident for investigation. The body was taken to Thalang Hospital.