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Frenzied passenger at Phuket airport

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Phuket International Airport has issued an explanation letter today (January 7) regarding a video of a distraught naked man who went berserk in the international terminal. The South Korean passenger admitted that he had taken too much Viagra. The airport insisted that the officers arrested him harmlessly.

At about 11pm on January 4, the 27 year old South Korean national, who holds an American passport, removed all his clothing in the international terminal while waiting to fly from Phuket to Incheon International Airport at 11.30 pm.

He was found naked in front of the toilet behind the passenger screening point. Six airport security guards together with Saku Police officers, tourist police officers and staff from the tourist centre of the airport, rushed to the scene and tried to convince him to calm down.

However, the task was made more difficult as he started to defecate on the floor, grabbing his faeces and throwing it at the officers and staff as well as other passengers. He also destroyed valuables of the airports and the retail shops around.

“To control the situation and to prevent any danger that might happen to other passengers, the officers had to arrest the man. The officers brought him to the walk way on the north side of the terminal to avoid other passengers and managed to calm him down at the Tourist Centre on the 1st floor.

“When he regained his composure he admitted that he took too many Viagra pills and lost consciousness. He accepted responsibility to reimburse for any damages that he caused. His trip to Incheon was cancelled and he was brought to Saku Police Station for further investigation,” according to the letter from Phuket International Airport.

“However, we would like to insist that the officers did no harm the man when arresting him and a strict code of conduct was followed. All of the security officers are well trained, following international standards, and work alongside local police, tourist police, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the AOT, consuls and embassies.”

The letter went on to say… “If you experience any unusual activities you can approach the airport’s security officers who are stationed around the airport or contact the airport’s security center at 07 635 119, available 24/7.”

After he was investigated at Saku Police Station, police decided that he needed further medical attention and was transported to a hospital for further examination.

For assistance with any mental health issues or if you know anyone who is in need of professional assistance, please contact ‘Samaritans of Thailand’ on 02 713 6791 (English) or 02 713 6793 (Thai). You can also call the Thai Mental Health Hotline on 1323 (Thai language).

Translation of their website HERE.

- Kritsada Mueanhawong

Collecting the daily news around Phuket for many years. One of the island's most accurate and timely news-gatherers.

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Phuket: Persistent Python vs Dog

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Sansiri launches THE BASE Central – Phuket

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Sansiri launched another one of their ‘BASE’ branded condos with the launch of ‘THE BASE Central Phuket’.

Quoting from their media release, “The design is influenced by an enchanting lifestyle where the native people and Chinese from across the seas come together to create the Peranakan culture under the new concept ‘MARK MY BASE’.”

Poomisak Julamaneechot, Vice Managing Director of the condominium development project, San Siri Public Company Limited says, “Sansiri has continued under The Base brand in Phuket by launching this new project ‘The Base Central –Phuket’ with a budget for construction 1,660 million Baht.”

“The unique location at the heart of the island near Central Festival, and just one minute from the proposed new light rail station.”

“The project is under the branding of ‘Complete Your Living Experience’. The project will be available for initial registration and reservations on June 23-24 with prices starting from 1.99 million Baht.”

Check out some more about the new project HERE. (In English and Thai)

 

 

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Krabi: Chinese tourist drowns at Railay Bay

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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After all the heavy monsoonal weather along our coasts in recent days, we’re lucky we haven’t had more reports of risky swimmers getting into difficulty. Sadly, Krabi has reported a drowning.

Thai Rath reports that a 32 year old Chinese tourist staying in the Railay Beach area drowned after ignoring officials’ warnings not to go into the water. The report says that the tourist had gone to Phranang beach where beach patrollers told him not to enter the water due to the high seas. He said he wouldn’t and was just taking photos. Later he ventured into the waters without a life jacket where he quickly got into difficulty.

Fellow tourists, climbing groups, Park officials and staff from the First Standard Clinic in Ao Nang were all involved recovering Ma Xuxa from the waters at Phrasing Beach. Once he was back on shore CPR was applied in an effort to resuscitate him.

He was subsequently transferred by boat and ambulance to the Krabi Hospital. Medics continued to apply CPR during the journey but the man was pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital.

The Chinese Consulate has been advised of the incident.

SOURCE: Thai Rath HERE.

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