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Phuket fisherman washed off rocks at Kata, body found off east coast

PHUKET: The body of a local man last seen fishing on rocks at Kata Beach on Phuket’s west coast yesterday was found offshore from Friendship Beach, on the east coast of the island, this afternoon (July 17).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 17 July 2018, 04:28PM

Police and rescue workers wait as Mr Amnart’s body is brought ashore earlier today (July 17). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Police and rescue workers wait as Mr Amnart’s body is brought ashore earlier today (July 17). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Lt Col Tada Sodarak of the Chalong Police was called to Friendship Beach, about 2.5 kilometres south of Chalong Circle in Rawai – at 1pm.

On arriving he was shown the body, dressed in black pants, red underwear and a light purple long-sleeved shirt, was still sporting black shoes on the feet a watch on the man’s left wrist.

There were no wounds indicating the man had been attacked, Col Tada noted.

The man was later identified at the beach as Amnart Prom-Aium, 62, by his own daughter, Miss Pimkarn PromAium.

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Miss Pimkarn said her father was last seen fishing on rocks at Kata Noi about 8am yesterday.

He disappeared and was presumed to have been washed off the rocks by waves.

Mr Amnart’s body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for examination to identify the cause of death as required by investigators.



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ematt | 19 July 2018 - 08:36:28

The master of compassion once again schools the rest of on “the Thais”....

BenPendejo | 18 July 2018 - 11:43:22

Young and old alike...Thais, particularly males, seem to have absolutely no ability to sense danger...whether on land or sea or on the fringe.  After 15 years here, I cannot have any pity on these people...as they get exactly what they deserve for such thoughtless and reckless behavior.  

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