The naked tourist Timo Perttola was found
swimming in the sea while hallucinating and
refused to get onto a boat for THREE HOURS.
Timo Perttola, 32, had been drinking at bars along the seafront in Pattaya, last Friday night when for reasons known only to him he fancied a bit of skinny dipping.
The Finn had a “strange turn” before running past stunned onlookers and leaping off a pier into the chilly water.
Police and marine officers in two different boats caught up with him 1km out at sea where he spent three hours treading water convinced that the officials were trying to attack him.
Timo dodged lasso ropes and was swimming away from them, even hurling a rubber ring back to them, believing they wanted to attack him.
Rescuers eventually persuaded him to climb aboard the boat three hours later and he was taken to hospital but checked himself out and disappeared again.
Marine officer Kittichai Satadchacha, 26, said: “The man just ran to the end of the hill and jumped into the water. He swam to the middle of the bay and I hurried to inform staff to help.
“I don’t know how anybody can swim in the sea for that long at night time. Whatever he had eaten he had a lot of energy.”
Pattaya City Police said the man was taken to hospital where they asked staff for a neurological assessment.
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