59-year-old man rescued after trying to jump from pedestrian bridge in front of school in Wichit

Wichit, Mueang Phuket –

A 59-year-old has been rescued after trying to jump from a pedestrian bridge in front of a school in Wichit yesterday morning (June 1st).

The Wichit Police was notified of the incident at 8:40 A.M. in front of a school in the Wichit sub-district, Mueang Phuket – district.

Wichit Police arrived at the bridge to find the distressed and emotional man on a pedestrian bridge. A good Samaritan was trying to talk with the man. Police and the good Samaritan finally convinced the man to come down from the bridge.

The man was later identified as a 59 year-old local resident (The Phuket Express is withholding his name). He was taken to the Wichit Police Station for his own safety but wasn’t charged with any legal proceedings.

His daughter later arrived at the police station to take her father back home. The man told Wichit Police he was unemployed and recently broke up with his wife.

If you or someone you know is feeling depressed please reach out for help. The Pattaya News suggests the Samaritans of Thailand which can be reached here:

https://www.facebook.com/Samaritans.Thailand/

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.