Monday, 14 March 2016

3/14/2016 03:28:00 am
1. Bulgarian man died after his legs were almost severed by an anchor chain

Bangkok Post reported a Bulgarian man died after his legs were almost severed by an anchor chain in a boating accident at Mu Ko Similan National Park, Phang Nga province, on Sunday at around 14:30.

Mr Thilo Buercks, the German captain of the 140-metre-long luxury yacht “Ocean Victory”, told the police the incident occurred as it was lowering an anchor in front of the popular Koh Tachai in the afternoon.

An initial investigation found the 31-year-old Bulgarian, identified as Mr Toni Koleu, who worked on the boat, was critically injured when the anchor chain accidentally wrapped around his legs above the knees. The force almost severed his legs, Khaosodquoted a high-ranking naval officer.

The man lost a lot of blood and was in a critical condition when he arrived at Tablamu pier in Phang Nga’a Thai Muang district on the yacht’s speedboat. He succumbed to his injuries while being taken to Bangkok Hospital in Phuket.

Tourist police said they will contact the Bulgarian embassy to inform the man’s family.

Source: Bangkok Post

2. A retired Swiss banker went to the restroom and fell suddenly down dead

A retired Swiss banker went to the restroom and fell suddenly down dead, said his wife who was sleeping outside in their Pattaya resort room.

Pattaya Police Station officers and workers of the local rescue foundation rushed to the BB House resort off Beach Road in 45 Dongtan Beach, Bang Lamung district. When they entered the bathroom at around 05:00 in the early Sunday morning, they found the body of 71-year-old Charles Rene Castella sprawled face up next to the toilet with his underpants around his knees.

Police suspect no foul play. The dead man, a frequent visitor to Thailand, was taking medication for a heart condition and there were no suspicious marks on the body. Police found a condom and a Kamagra in the man’s wallet.

Mr Castella’s 43-year-old wife told investigating officers that she had known her husband for four years. He was a regular visitor to Thailand and usually staying for three months at a time before returning to his home country where he had worked in a bank though he was now retired. They often went to the resort on his holidays. Mr Castella was due to return to Switzerland on Wednesday, March 16.

She continued to say her husband had woken up last night and had started coughing. Mr Castella, a smoker, said it was as a result of trying to give up the habit for a few days. He entered the toilet and emerged to sit outside for a while but was in discomfort.

Going into the toilet again, his wife said he must have fallen down. She rushed in to find him lying on the floor being unresponsive. She left to seek help but it was too late.

Police suspect Mr Castella was suffering from a heart condition and entered the bathroom to relieve himself when he fell and died.

The body was sent for autopsy and the Swiss embassy has been informed

3. 37-year-old Polish man, drowned Saturday afternoon off the popular tourist island Koh Samet

Mr Adam Wojciechowski, a 37-year-old Polish man, has drowned on Saturday afternoon off the popular tourist island Koh Samet Rayong province amid strong waves.

Red flags were flying on Saturday at beaches on Koh Samet to warn beachgoers about strong waves, but Mr Wojciechowski still decided to take a swim when he suddenly drowned in the strong waves.

The man, a language instructor in Chachoengsao province, had been visiting the island with Thai friends and had gone to swim at Ao Phai beach, said Pol Capt Kittipong Norbudda, a duty officer at the Pe Police Station.

Mr Wojciechowski man was rushed to the shore by speedboat where rescue workers and doctors tried to resuscitate the man by CPR. However, Wojciechowski, who reportedly had a congenital disease, died on spot.

Thanit Chanthadet, chief of the Khao Laemya-Mu Koh Samet national park, said officials had put up red flags at several beaches, including Ao Phai, off Samet to warn tourists about strong waves before the drowning was reported around 13:00.

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