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Channel dredged between Nai Harn beach and lake to help with croc catching

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A channel has been dredged to connect Nai Harn beach with Nai Harn Lake to allow the crocodile to move in, making it easier to catch (The Thaiger suspects the crocodile might be on to the officials’ Cunning Plan).

More than 50 officials and a specialist crocodile catcher team from Surat Thani have been planning to catch the crocodile while Nai Harn beach is now closed. The official ‘catch’ team has been patrolling around the area where the crocodile was last seen in the hopes that the crocodile may become weak and come ashore.

The team from Surat Thani joined the crocodile search operation this morning along the shores of Nai Harn and nearby beaches, while the search teams and fishermen were battling strong winds and waves.

Since 10am, the crocodile has been seen about ten times but hasn’t yet come up on the beach.

A team led by Nikom Suksawat, a crocodile-catcher from the Surat Thani Fisheries Office, and Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos have hatched a plan to catch the crocodile by dredging a channel connecting Nai Harn Beach with Nai Harn Lake (the natural channel frequently cuts off access at different times with the tides and the weather).

The crocodile catchers believe that this one is a freshwater crocodile as the crocodile keeps trying to approach the beach to get out of the sea.

“The crocodile is above the water at least every 15 minutes for breathing. If it was a sea crocodile, it would have already gone.”

“If the crocodile moves into the lake it will be easier to catch as the lake is a closed area.”

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Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room

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PHOTOS: Rawai Rescue workers / Phuket Tourist Police

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened.

The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that the tourist had checked into the room on February 13.

The tourist didn’t actually jump down from the building but had moved a mattress from his room on to the awning and slept on it (mosquitos!!) He was also drunk and damaged some property inside the room.

The man is a 37 year old Estonian tourist. He was staying at the room with a 25 year old male friend.

Chalong Police have charged them both with being drunk and damaging property. They have said that they will pay for all damages to the owner of the property. They are heading back home on February 26.

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Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

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PHOTO: Patong Police

Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week.

Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media.

Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE.

Patong Police report that they have now arrested one motorbike racer and charged him with the maximum fine.

Patong Police are also asking motorbike rental operators to explain basic traffic rules for motorbike drivers who want to rent a motorbike.

(The Thaiger is assuming this would be covered when they get their motorbike license, which they are required to have before a motorbike is rented to them.)

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Posted by The Thaiger on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong

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Patong Development Foundation together with Patong Police and Patong Municipality have given 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong today under the campaign ‘Wear your helmet’.

Handing out the 500 helmets to motorbike user in Patong was led by Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee, Patong Municipality Chalermluck Kebsup and President of Patong Development Foundation Preechawut ‘Prap’ Keesin.

Col Anothai says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and died in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers wearing helmets. ”

“More motorbike riders are now wearing helmets as the number of not wearing helmet charges has been dropping in Patong with better enforcement.”

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