Man killed while electrofishing in Phuket pond

Phuket Gazette
18 November 2014

PHUKET: A man was found dead in a Phuket pond this morning after he was killed while electrofishing.

Suchart Chanaprasit, 36, was found dead at about 8:45am with the electric cable still in his hand, Capt Wittaya Sincharoen of the Thung Thong Police told the Phuket Gazette.

“He was still gripping the electric cable he had been using to stun the fish and there were serious burn marks on his hand,” Capt Wittaya said.

“We believe he was electrocuted because the cable he was using had not been properly insulated.”

The 500-meter-long cable had been run to the edge of the pond from a plug socket located at the back of the property belonging to the Jungle Bungy Jump center in Kathu.

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