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Body found floating off Kata Beach identified as Surat Thani man

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Body found floating off Kata Beach identified as Surat Thani man | The Thaiger

The body of a man who is believed to be from Surat Thani was found floating just off Kata beach yesterday (August 15).

Back on Monday evening, Karon Police were alerted about a tourist who was missing. A search was launched and kept going until midnight.

Read more HERE.

Karon Police were then notified yesterday from locals that a body had been found floating 100 metres north of Koh Tapu off Kata Beach. Navy officers were called to retrieve the body.

The body is of a man who is about 185 centimetres tall wearing shorts only. There was no sign of any struggle found on his body. His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for further examination and confirmation from relatives.

Saran Sangkaew, a lifeguard, confirmed that the body is of the same swimmer reported missing on Monday.

He says that s motorbike key was found tied onto his shorts. The key matches with a motorbike which carries a Surat Thani registered license that had been left nearby where the man went missing on Monday. Under the motorbike seat they found the ID card of 22 year old Sathaphon Hatsadi from Surat Thani.

Body found floating off Kata Beach identified as Surat Thani man | News by The Thaiger

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Tourist Police service centres being set up on Phuket beaches

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Tourist Police service centres being set up on Phuket beaches | The Thaiger

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The Phuket Tourist Police are poised to improve marine and coastal safety by setting up service centres on Phuket beaches, starting initially with Kamala and Karon Beach.

The Tourist Police Division 3 Chief Major General Unggoon Klaiklueang says, “We have been planning on the project to set up the tourist service centres at Phuket’s busiest beaches.”

“The centres will be based in mobile modified shipping containers. Each centre will has two tourist police with an ATV vehicle (All-Terrain Vehicle)”

“We are planning to set up these centres on 12 Phuket beaches. We will start with Kamala and Karon Beach first. It is expected to be done before New Year as there will be a lot of tourists during that time, especially those locations.”

“By providing tourist police on beaches we be able to improve beach safety, for example if swimmers don’t listen to the warnings from lifeguards.”

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Phuket Police officer transferred after gambling den raid

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Phuket Police officer transferred after gambling den raid | The Thaiger

Five Kathu Police have been transferred to the Phuket Provincial Police Station after a gambling den raid. Soldiers raided a gambling den in Kathu on Tuesday night. More than 56 gamblers were arrested.

Read more about the raid HERE.

The order issued yesterday was signed by the Phuket Provincial Police commander Maj Gen Wisan Panmunee stating that five Kathu Police have been moved to the Phuket Provincial Police Station.

The five Kathu Police have been named…  Kathu Police Chief Col Jakkrawat Boontaveekunsawat, Kathu Police Deputy Chief Lt Col Chalermchai Hernsawat, Lt Col Chao Pomna and Maj Nopparut  Sukkree, and Inspector of investigation Police Maj Jaronthorn Donnayanrit.

Maj Gen Wisan says, “All five police are now working at the Phuket Provincial Police Station while an investigation is being undertaken on allowing gambling den in the area. We have been strictly enforced on preventing any gambling den in Phuket.”

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Woman sues Bangkok Phuket Hospital for 19 million baht

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A Phuket woman has filed a lawsuit with the Civil Court against Bangkok Hospital Phuket for 19 million baht in compensation after an alleged error during an operation has left her bed-ridden.

Nonglak Srisaeng assigned Chalermpong Klubdee, an official of the Foundation for Consumers, and Sakolrat Ritsamitchai, a lawyer, to file the lawsuit on her behalf.

The lawsuit was filed with the consumers’ case division of the Civil Court.

The lawsuit alleged that a mistake on the part of the hospital caused Nonglak to become bed-ridden after she received an operation to remove a tumor in her uterus in August, 2016.

She is demanding 19 million baht in compensations for the difficulties to live her life and for subsequent medical costs.

Woman sues Bangkok Phuket Hospital for 19 million baht | News by The Thaiger

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