Intoxicated man rescued after accidentally falling from Sarasin Bridge in Thalang

PHOTO: Walop Boonjan

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An intoxicated man has been rescued after he was walking on Sarasin Bridge before accidentally falling down into the sea in Thalang.

Rescue workers were notified of the incident at 2:35 A.M. early this morning (October 10th) at Sarasin Bridge in the Maikhao sub-district.

The rescue staff arrived at the scene to find several locals who were fishing nearby. They told rescue workers that the man was walking on the bridge rail before accidently falling down. They threw a rubber ring to him in the water before they called rescue workers.

One hour later, the man was found safe on the land near the bridge holding the rubber ring. The man allegedly admitted that he used illegal drugs before going for a walk on the bridge rail.

Rescue workers did not identify the man and it was unclear if he would face any charges for the alleged illegal drug use.

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Goong 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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and Chonburi, 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.