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Police appeal to identify drowned foreigner

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KARON: Police have released a photograph of a foreigner who drowned off Karon Beach on Saturday afternoon, in the hope that someone may identify him. The victim is the second to have drowned at Karon Beach on Saturday, the first having been reported in yesterday’s Gazette Online. Pol Capt Chana Sutimard, of Chalong Police Station, told the Gazette that his officers received a report of the second incident at about 3 pm. “The man had been seen walking alone from the back of the Karon Royal Wing hotel to the beach at around 2:30 pm. People saw him swimming for about half an hour before he was hit by a large wave,” Capt Chana said. “The victim was spotted by a foreign male tourist swimming nearby. The tourist went to help him, but the victim was unconscious by the time the man reached him. “The tourist’s attempts to revive the victim failed, and he had died by the time the police arrived,” he added. The victim was wearing blue shorts, was about 175 centimeters tall, and is believed to have been in his mid- to late 50s. He had short gray and white hair, but was bald on the top of his scalp. He had a tattoo of a tiger on his left biceps and the letters “STRGE” tattooed into his left forearm. His right thumb had been severed in a previous incident. Police found a packet of Marlboro cigarettes and a black plastic Casio wristwatch on the beach near where the man drowned. The body is being kept at Wachira Phuket Hospital. Anyone who believes they may know the victim is urged to call Pol Capt Chana Sutimard at 076-381247, or to email the Gazette at [email protected].



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Indian tourist rescued from a near-drowning at Patong Beach

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An Indian tourist has been rescued from drowning after getting into difficulty while swimming at Patong beach yesterday.

Patong Surf Life Saving report that around 1.30pm at Patong Beach an Indian tourist was spotted in the water, choking and fighting to stay afloat.

Lifeguards dived in and brought him back to the beach. He was not breathing and his heart has stopped beating by the time they got him back to shore. Lifeguards urgently applied CPR.

Mr Jhamnani’s heart started to beat again and he became conscious. He was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital where he is now recovering.

Well done to the team at Patong Surf Lifesaving. I think you can expect a visit from a grateful Indian tourist in a few days.

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Polish man charged after threatening people with a gun in Patong

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A Polish man has been charged with carrying a gun in public in Patong, Phuket.

Patong Police report that at 6.20pm last night (Tuesday) they were notified that a man was using a gun to threaten others at a hotel on Pisit Koranee Road in Patong.

Police headed to the hotel to find the Polish man. He denied any knowledge about the gun. Then Police questioned his Thai wife. She took police to a room where she gave the gun to police.

The Polish man has now been charged with illegal possession of gun and carrying it in public without a permit.

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Phuket kratom-cooker robs pharmacies – VIDEO

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Phuket police yesterday have arrested a thief while he was cooking up a batch of kratom. He had earlier robbed pharmacies in Chalong, Phuket.

Chief Investigator of the Phuket Provincial Police Col Prawit Engchuan says, “Yesterday we have arrested 25 year old Rattaphon Pales at a house in Chalong. Police seized 0.45 litres of liquid kratom.”

“On Monday night Chalong Police were notified that a man had robbed a pharmacy in Chalong (video below) with a knife. He stole 30,000 baht cash and sped away on that occasion.”

“We have continued the investigation and arrested a suspect while he was cooking liquid kratom at his home.”

“He had robbed the same pharmacy last week and another pharmacy in Vichit. In total he has stolen about 50,000 baht in cash.”

“He was taken to Chalong Police Station where he was charged with illegal possession of Category 5 Drugs and theft.”

PHUKETPhuket police have arrested a thief while he was cooking kratom after robbing pharmacies in Phuket.

Posted by The Thaiger on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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