One-armed man drowns in Surat Thani river
A man with an amputated right arm jumped into the Tapi River in Surat Thani Muang district and drowned on Friday night.
Police and scuba divers from the Kusol Sattha Surat Thani Foundation rushed to the main pier in Tambon Talad after being alerted that a man had jumped into the river.
The divers searched the river bed for about an hour before they found the body of Adol Sukkid, 56, a resident of Surat Thani’s Kanchanadit district. His right arm had been amputated above the elbow.
Phaisal Saenghiran, a fruit vendor nearby, said he saw the man drinking alone at the pier before nightfall and a moment later he heard the sound of a bottle being smashed. He turned to see the man standing up and plunging into the river.