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Man jumps from bridge to Phuket, body found

Man jumps from bridge to Phuket, body found

PHUKET: Police are hoping to confirm why a man jumped from Thepkrasattri Bridge, leading onto the island, earlier today (July 14). The man’s body was later recovered floating near the shore.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 14 July 2021, 04:47PM


Police at the scene earlier today (July 14). Photo: Kusoldharm Foundation Muang Mai

Police at the scene earlier today (July 14). Photo: Kusoldharm Foundation Muang Mai

Lt Col Somkid Onchan of the Tha Chatchai Police was called to the scene at about 10:30am.

Police along with rescue workers from Mai Khao Tambon Administrative Organization (OrBorTor), the Kusoldharm Foundation Muang Mai branch and from Loma Rescue arrived at the scene to find a blue Phuket-registered Honda Wave motorbike parked on the bridge.

A witness at the scene told police that a man had jumped off the bridge into the water below.

Rescue workers began a search for the man, but it was a local resident who reported finding the body of a man floating face-down not far from the shore nearby at about 11:10am.

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Rescue workers were dispatched and brought ashore the body, which was dressed wearing a white shirt, denim shorts and a pair of white sneakers.

The man was identified as Mai Khao resident Rungroj Normad, 47.

Mr Rungroj’s body was taken to Thalang Hospital, where doctors are to perform a post-mortem examination before Mr Rungroj’s body can be released to relatives.


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