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Pickup truck goes swimming at Yanui Beach

Pickup truck goes swimming at Yanui Beach

PHUKET: People visiting Yanui Beach on Phuket’s southwest coast are being urged to engage the handbrake on their vehicles when they park after a pickup truck rolled across the beach and into the water this afternoon (July 28).

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By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Tuesday 28 July 2020, 05:25PM


Ironically, the black pickup came to rest in the ‘no swimming’ zone marked by a red flag, indicating that it is dangerous to enter the water at that part of the beach.

The incident occurred at about 3pm today, explained Witanya Chuayuan, manager of the Phuket Lifeguard Service (PLS).

“Luckily, no-one was injured,” she added.

Lifeguards soon found the driver at the beach, Ms Witanya told The Phuket News.

“He lives in Phuket and came to chill on the beach with his family for the holiday,” she explained.

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“He said he parked the pickup truck beside the beach, but forgot to put on the handbrake,” she added.

The pickup truck has been recovered from the water. Lifeguards and officers from Rawai Municipality together pulled the pickup back onto the beach, a process that took about 30 minutes, Ms Witanaya explained.

“If you are visiting the beach, put the handbrake on every time, and please make sure your vehicle is parked in the right place,” she said.

“On one side of the entrance to the beach the land and the beach is nearly at the same level, which makes it easy for vehicles that don’t have the handbrake on to roll onto the sand,” Ms Witanya warned.

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JohnC | 30 July 2020 - 09:07:19

Even without using the handbrake a vehicle should be in gear if manual or in park if an automatic every time you park.  Stupid people should not be allowed to own or operate vehicles. 

Island Man | 29 July 2020 - 08:57:22

The Phuket Triangle! Yanui has sunk several boats. The remains of one sinking, an engine, lay just off the island-peninsula. A Thai fishing boat refitted to a pleasure cruiser was anchored just off the beach when it broke anchor, a swell lifted it and slammed it down on top of a submerged rock causing the hull to crack open and the engine to fall to the ocean floor, on her maiden voyage no less. 

Wiesel | 29 July 2020 - 00:36:43

any oil or diesel in the water???

 

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