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Body of man who jumped from northern bridge recovered south of Phuket

Body of man who jumped from northern bridge recovered south of Phuket

PHUKET: The body of a man last seen jumping off Thao Thepkrasattri Bridge at the north end of the island on Thursday (Mar 7) has been found more than 50 kilometres away south of Phuket.

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By The Phuket News

Saturday 9 March 2019, 04:34PM


Rescue workers began their search for Winai Jokthong, 37, at the north end of the island on Thursday (pictured). Mr Winai’s body was recovered today (Mar 9) off the south end of Phuket. Photo: Wanlop Boonjun

Rescue workers began their search for Winai Jokthong, 37, at the north end of the island on Thursday (pictured). Mr Winai’s body was recovered today (Mar 9) off the south end of Phuket. Photo: Wanlop Boonjun

The body of Winai Jokthong, 37, was recovered this afternoon after two fishermen from Rawai reported finding a body in the water off Koh Kaew Yai, about 1.3km south of Promthep Cape, Phuket’s southernmost point, at 12:50pm today (Mar 9).

Rawai Deputy Mayor Teerapong Taodeng received the call from local fishermen Weerachot Pranpsing and Chalong Srisuwan, who had found the body face down in the water.

Mr Teerapong dispatched a boat from Rawai Municipality division of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) to recover the body, which was brought back to Phuket and taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town.

Relatives have now confirmed that the body is of Mr Winai.

The search for Mr Winai began on Thursday after he was recorded on CCTV showing him parking his motorbike on the Thao Thepkrasattri Bridge at the north end of the island and sitting on the wall on the edge of the bridge before jumping into the sea.

Mr Winai’s father, Yan Jokthong from Rassada, told police that his son Winai suffered from mental health issues.

“Mr Winai left the house on the motorbike at 10am (Mar 7). His phone was out of service,” Mr Yan explained. “He liked to be left alone and did not interact with family much.”

Mr Yan confirmed that the slipper found on the bridge did, in fact, belong to his son. He had written a letter, left at home, that the family could not understand. (See story here.)

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