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Old 23-12-2011, 23:54   #1
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Police Rule " Suicide " on Phuket Yacht Death

Yet another of LOS "Plastic bag over the head" suicides.

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Police rule 'suicide' on Phuket yacht death
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The man's body was discovered on board the sailboat, moored about 800 meters from Phuket's Chalong Pier.

PHUKET: -- Police are treating as suicide the death of a South African man whose body was discovered on a yacht moored off Phuket this morning.

Chalong Police were notified of the discovery at about 8:30am, Capt Chianchai Duangsuwan told the Phuket Gazette.

Police arrived on board the boat, moored about 800 meters from Chalong Pier, to find the body lying on a bunk with a plastic bag over the man’s head.

“We believe he died three to four days before the body was discovered,” Capt Chianchai said.

Police believe the death to have been a suicide, he added.

“There was no sign of robbery and no sign of a struggle,” Capt Chianchai explained.

The man, known to have been 69 years old and registered as living in a nearby housing estate, had lived in Phuket for seven years, Capt Chianchai said.

The man’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin. The boat name is being withheld by the Gazette to protect the identity of the deceased, for the same reason.

However, Capt Chianchai explained that the man was looking after the boat for the owner, who he named only as David, who is currently abroad.

“The owner of the boat emailed the man because he had heard of a storm approaching Phuket and wanted to make sure the boat was at a safe anchor, but he received no reply.

“He then tried calling, but the man did not answer the phone, so the owner finally called a friend in Phuket to check on the boat – and that was when his body was found,” Capt Chianchai said.


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Old 24-12-2011, 01:44   #2
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Its that time off year again....
Depresses the $hit out of many guys.... me included..
Sad but true....
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Old 24-12-2011, 01:58   #3
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Re: Police rule 'suicide' on Phuket yacht death

Yes, very sad he thought that it was his only way out.

For those alone this Christmas perhaps CF can offer some sort of on line community enabling folk right across the world to come together for JC's birthday party.

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Old 24-12-2011, 02:08   #4
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Re: Police rule 'suicide' on Phuket yacht death

Suicide by plastic bag is pretty common in Thailand, especially for farangs.
Some even manage it with their hands tied behind their backs.

plastic bag suicide thailand - Google Search

If it is a "genuine" suicide well that is quite sad that's for sure.
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Re: Police rule 'suicide' on Phuket yacht death

The LOS has a rather wide definition of suicide.

Best (?!) suicide that was reported in the press was a fella who had tied himself to a chair, tortured himself and then gone plastic bag on the head.
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Re: Police Rule "suicide" on Phuket Yacht Death

Like David Carridine's "suicide" where he tied himself up then hung himself?
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Hey... don't get me wrong folks... only thing depresses me about Christmas is...
My Favourite Bars are CLOSED for 2 days...
Roll on Monday...
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Re: Police Rule "suicide" on Phuket Yacht Death

Sounds like a shity way for someone to get what others might have..how do you die from putting a plastic bag over your head ..I know about the no air thing and you die but a plastic bag is going to come off before you expire,its just not natural to lay down and suck the air out and lay there long enough for that to happen ,is it? Not to mention it only seems to happen over there somewhere..oh well..DVC
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Re: Police Rule "suicide" on Phuket Yacht Death

I want to die on my boat, but not that way....
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Re: Police Rule "suicide" on Phuket Yacht Death

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Like David Carridine's "suicide" where he tied himself up then hung himself?
By his hands.

The picture was on front page Thai media and is still up for viewing if you google it.
As are the autopsy photo's
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My favorite day of the year-- December 26th.
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