A 36-year-old Australian expat has been rescued after he was trying to hang himself using a fence at a post office in Rawai.
The Chalong Police Chief Colonel Eakkarat Plaiduang told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the disturbing incident from an unidentified local resident on Friday night (July 28th) that a foreign man was unconscious and found hanging from a fence at the Rawai Post Office. A good Samaritan had brought the man down before they called emergency responders.
Police arrived at the scene to find the 36-year-old Australian man who was lying unconscious on the ground (The Phuket Express is withholding his name due to the sensitivity of the situation.). He was rushed to a nearby hospital. Colonel Eakkarat told the Phuket Express that the Australian man is an ex-pat who lives in Phuket and has done so for some time.
Chalong medical staffers told police the Australian man is the same person who went to a hospital on Friday morning (July 28th) suffering from epilepsy but he refused to receive treatment.