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Truck goes for a swim at Phuket beach – VIDEO

Jack Burton



PHOTOS: The Phuket News

Visitors to Phuket’s Yanui Beach on the island’s southwest coast were surprised to see a pickup truck roll across the beach and into the sea yesterday. Ironically, the black pickup came to a stop in the “no swimming” zone marked by a red flag, indicating that it’s is dangerous to enter the water at that part of the beach. The incident occurred at about 3pm. The manager of the Phuket Lifeguard Service told the Phuket News lifeguards soon found the driver at the beach.

“Luckily, no-one was injured. He lives in Phuket and came to chill on the beach with his family for the holiday. He said he parked the pickup truck beside the beach, but forgot to put on the handbrake.”

The truck was soon recovered from the water. Lifeguards and officials from Rawai Municipality together pulled the pickup back onto the beach, which took about 30 minutes.

“If you are visiting the beach, put the handbrake on every time, and please make sure your vehicle is parked in the right place. On one side of the entrance to the beach, the land and the beach is nearly at the same level, which makes it easy for vehicles that don’t have the handbrake on to roll onto the sand.”

? #ภูเก็ต #น้ำใจคนไทย?? ❤️ ชาวบ้านช่วยกันดึงรถกระบะขึ้นจากทะเล เหตุรถไหลลงทะเล หาดยะนุ้ย คาดว่าลืมดึงเบรคมือ #เหยี่ยวข่าวภูเก็ต

Posted by เหยี่ยวข่าว ภูเก็ต Newshawk Phuket on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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SOURCE: The Phuket News


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    Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    I’m trying to be more positive generally, but how many rocket scientists live here?

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    You can enable them to earn enhance tourist dollars, but when they buy a 4 wheel driver they still end up in the ocean.

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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