German tourist’s beachside stumble turns vacation into footsie disaster

Photo courtesy of Pattaya Mail

A German tourist stumbled over construction wire mesh at a beachfront construction site in Pattaya on January 27, leaving him with a serious foot injury.

Eyewitnesses revealed that the incident occurred as 24 year old Nils Gleissner ambled along the footpath near the beach. The treacherous mishap transpired at a spot undergoing renovations, with the unsuspecting tourist tripping over the construction wire mesh.

Quick to respond, Pattaya rescue volunteers administered initial first aid on the scene before transporting the German tourist to the hospital for further medical attention, reported Pattaya Mail.

As authorities delve into the circumstances surrounding this midnight misfortune, the safety protocols at the construction site are now under intense scrutiny. The investigation aims to shed light on the incident and, more importantly, to implement preventative measures, to ensure the safety of beachgoers and passersby in the future.

In related news, a Thai man lost his life after taking a fateful dip into the sea at Jomtien Beach near The Now Hotel on January 25, possibly under the influence of alcohol.

A rescue team and the Pattaya Police received a report of the incident at 4pm. Upon their arrival at the scene in Nong Prue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chon Buri province, authorities were met with the lifeless body of Pornchai Raksa, a 56 year old Thai man, lying on the shore in nothing but shorts.

In other news, two tourists were arrested by Pattaya police on January 18, for refusing to pay for beach chairs. According to eyewitnesses, the drama unfolded when the two men, one sporting a shirtless bravado and described as aggressive, attempted to commandeer beach chairs without paying.

The eagle-eyed owners promptly reminded them that the coveted chairs came at a cost, igniting a fiery exchange.

The dispute escalated, prompting a distress call to the authorities near the iconic Royal Garden Mall. Police and municipality officers rushed to the scene to mediate, only to be met with unbridled resistance.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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