Connect with us

Phuket

Body found off Phuket beach by jet-skiing tourists

Published

 on 

UPDATE: After this initial report was posted online, the Gazette was informed that one of its own editors, Jeremie Schatz, enjoying his time off, discovered the body while surfing with a friend. It was Jeremie and his surfing buddy who pulled the body to shore.

PHUKET: An unidentified body was found floating in the ocean off Phuket’s west coast by a group of jet-skiing tourists this morning.

Chalong Police and officials from Rawai Municipality were called to the scene at Nai Harn Beach after the tourists brought the body back to shore and notified beach lifeguards.

“The man had been wearing a yellow sports jersey and looked to be of Asian descent. He was about 167 centimeters tall and there is a tattoo of the monkey god Hanuman on his back,” Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos told the Phuket Gazette.

No form of identification was found on the body, explained Mr Aroon.

“Police noticed that the man appeared to have been beaten, and it looked like the he had suffered blunt force trauma to the head,” Mr Aroon said.

“Officers believe that the man died before ending up in the water, and that the death occurred less than 24 hours ago.”

Police have begun to check missing persons reports from every police station on the island in the hope of identifying the man as quickly as possible, added Mr Aroon.

The body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for further examination.

— Natthaphol Wittayarungrote

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Visa8 hours ago

CCSA to consider extending Thailand tourist visa to 45 days

Bangkok8 hours ago

Man caught taking drugs inside a Bangkok police booth didn’t give a crap

Thailand8 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thailand no longer considers Covid “dangerous infectious disease” 

Sponsored16 hours ago

Enjoy a splashing time and immerse yourself in Thai Mythology in Andamanda Phuket

Crime8 hours ago

Wife says boss of Mountain B in Pattaya is ‘not a villain’

Crime9 hours ago

Policeman poses as Buddhist monk to trick drug dealers in central Thailand

Travel9 hours ago

Stress-free travel with AXA Travel Insurance

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Guides9 hours ago

Mother’s Day in Thailand 2022: 5 fun ways to pamper your mom

Thailand9 hours ago

Thai minister insists minimum wage increase is not electioneering

Bangkok10 hours ago

Swedish Embassy hailed for giving 6-month parental leave to Thai staff

Travel11 hours ago

Everything you need to know about the Bangkok Skytrain (BTS)

Environment11 hours ago

PM warns Thailand to brace itself for potential flooding

Travel12 hours ago

Watch Koh Samui’s magical sunset from these sunset bars

Thailand12 hours ago

Local hero predicts building collapse, saves countless lives in eastern Thailand

Phuket12 hours ago

9 year old boy kills a 7 year old girl with a police pistol in Phuket

Press Room13 hours ago

Southeast Asia’s sauciest tech event, Techsauce Global Summit to return to Bangkok in physical form

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending