Propeller kills Phuket fisherman taking a leak

PHUKET: A Myanmar fisherman urinating off the back of a boat was killed after getting caught in the propeller on Saturday.

The 30-year-old fisherman, named by police only as Mr Nai, reportedly fell off the edge of the fishing boat, Eakmomgkolchai 111, and into the spinning blades below.

“Nitikorn Sangklapo, 43, the captain of the boat, reported that the incident occurred at about 9:45pm. We responded immediately by dispatching emergency medical personnel to the scene, not far from Koh Dok Mai,” said Phuket Marine Police Chief Panya Chaichana.

“However, Mr Nai suffered fatal wounds to his torso and thighs. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

— Chutharat Plerin

Phuket News

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