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Thai man, 34, drowns on east coast of Phuket

PHUKET: A 34-year-old Thai man drowned at Koh Siray on the east side of Phuket on Tuesday while dropping fishing nets into the sea.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 3 May 2018, 11:34AM

Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers were notified of the drowning at 5:30pm on Tuesday (May 1). Photo: Kusoldharm Foundation

Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers were notified of the drowning at 5:30pm on Tuesday (May 1). Photo: Kusoldharm Foundation

Sangop Namrob, a staff member of the Kusoldharm Foundation, told The Phuket News yesterday (May 2) that he was informed of the incident at 5.30pm on Tuesday (May 1).

“Relatives were around the man’s body crying when we arrived at where the body had been found,” he said.

Lt Sunan Phetnu of the Phuket City Police was informed of the incident, he said, “I was informed by Kusoldharm Foundation staff of the drowning. The man was Teerayoot Kunto, 34.

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“Mr Teerayoot’s relatives explained to me that he left home at 11am to go fishing and that they followed him to where he fished at 3pm.

“When they arrived they called for Mr Teerayoot but he didn’t reply. They walked around to search for him and then saw his body in the water. They managed to recover the body,” Lt Sunan told The Phuket News.

“Sadly Mr Teerayoot’s relatives did not want the body taken to hospital because they don’t have much money so they took the body direct to Koh Siray temple,” Lt Sunan added.



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