Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HOME // Phuket News // Man rescued before jumping off Phuket’s Sarasin Bridge

Man rescued before jumping off Phuket’s Sarasin Bridge

Tha Chachai police

A man was prevented from jumping from Phuket’s Sarasin Bridge yesterday around lunchtime. Emergency responders and volunteers were able to coax the man off the bridge before jumping. Sarasin Bridge is the dual bridges linking the island of Phuket with the Thai mainland at the north end of the island.

Tha Chatchai Police were notified around 1pm. When they arrived they found a “stressed and emotional man” standing on the side of the bridge.

Police contacted some emergency volunteers who were able to finally convince the man to come down from the side of the bridge. He was taken to the Tha Chatchai Police Station before police contacted his relatives. 

Police have not released any further details about the man.

PHOTO: Newshawk Phuket

If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand 24-hour hotline: 02 713 6791 (English), 02 713 6793 (Thai) or the Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai).

Advertisement Phuket Go Advertisement sidebar_1


5 Star Marine Phuket

You May Also Like

Phuket News

Saturday, July 20, 2024 – Phuket weather, sunset times, air quality and tides (7am) Excellent weekend ahead with stable, if overcast, weather. Milder temperatures with...

Phuket News

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 – Phuket weather forecast Increasing cloud today with a corresponding increase in winds from east. The slightly overcast conditions should...

National News

UPDATE: There has been another NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) issued in the past 24 hours which changes Item 5, which MAY provide an...

Phuket Life

No. The December 26, 2004, event, known as the Asian Tsunami, Indian Ocean Tsunami or the Boxing Day Tsunami, was an extremely rare event...