Depressed Krabi man dumped by wife threatens to jump from pylon

KRABI: A domestic dispute led a Krabi man to attempt leaping off a high-voltage electric pylon yesterday, confirmed officials from the Naneu Administration Organization (OrBorTor) in Ao Leuk.

Prasit Duangjan, a 66-year-old resident of Ao Leuk District, climbed about 30 meters up the pylon, dodging live power lines, and threatened to jump for nearly two hours.

Rescue teams from Ao Leuk Hospital and Tabput Rescue of Phang Nga arrived at the scene to try and stop Mr Prasit from making the leap.

Mr Prasit stated that his wife Ladda Rattanapan, 55, had left him, said a rescue worker at the scene, who asked to remain unnamed.

“Naneu OrBorTor chief Jamrad Kreuyos finally managed to talk Mr Prasit into climbing down to safety,” the rescue worker added.

A fatigued and dehydrated Mr Prasit was rested and given water, before being taken to Ban Bang Tong community clinic for mental health counseling.

Mr Prasit did not give reasons for the dispute with his wife, but explained that repeated arguments led his wife to leave him.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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