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Man talked down from pedestrian bridge jump

PHUKET: Thalang Police managed to prevent a man from jumping off a pedestrian bride onto the busy Thepkrasattri Rd last night (July 29).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 30 July 2018, 10:39AM


The man was restrained and taken to hospital. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

The man was restrained and taken to hospital. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Officers and rescue workers arrived at the scene, near Wat Srisoonthorn, at 10:20pm to find a man wearing black long-sleeved shirt and black jeans in state of emotional distress threatening to jump.

However, officers managed to dissaude the man from taking the leap during an intense discussion lasting about 10 minutes, during which other officers managed to get close enough to restrain the man,

The man, a 25-year-old from Surat Thani, was taken to Thalang Hospital.

Officers declined to confirm the reason for the man’s distress, but noted it was likely to have been during to relationship problems with his girlfriend.


If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand at their 24-hour hotline 02-713-6791 (English), 02713-6793 (Thai) or Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai).

 

 

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