Male Body Found Floating Near Beach in Thalang, Phuket

Thalang –

A body of a man was found floating near a beach in the Thalang district.

The Thalang Police were notified of the body on Monday morning (June 5th) near a beach in Ao Po, Pa Klok sub-district.

Police, medical staffers, and the Phuket Express arrived at the beach to find the body who was later identified as Mr. Pracheun Thammawong, 59 at the beach. The body had already been pulled up from the water by local fishermen to prevent it from being washed away by strong waves after they called police. A small wound was found on his head. It is believed that Mr. Pracheun died at least 24 hours before his body was found.

His relatives told police that Mr. Pracheun was taking care of fish catching floating baskets in the sea alone. They tried to contacted him on Sunday (June 4th) but failed. Strong winds and waves might have knocked him into the sea before he drowned. His body was taken to a local hospital to find the exact cause of death.

There have been a number of recent similar drownings in Phuket:

A Russian tourist drowned at a beach in Thalang after reportedly ignoring red flags that declare no swimming is allowed.

A Russian tourist drowned at Patong Beach on Saturday (May 27th) in the early morning.

Two foreign tourists have been rescued after they were found struggling in the water at Patong Beach.

A Myanmar man drowned while searching for fish near a beach in Thalang.

The Phuket Marine Office has issued a warning informing that small boats are being banned from leaving ports into the open sea until June 4th, 2023.


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Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.