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: