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Police slammed for lack of response after man's body pulled from Chao Phraya River

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Police slammed for lack of response after man's body pulled from Chao Phraya River

By The Nation

 

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The body of an unidentified man was pulled from the Chao Phraya River at 2am Saturday but rescuers claim police refused to turn up until late morning.

 

Eventually, the rescuers sent the man's body to the Police Hospital and registered the incident with the Bang Kruay police station in Nonthaburi.

 

The man was seen jumping from the Rama VII Bridge. That part of the river is located between Bangkok and Nonthaburi and police stations in the two provinces have been known to pass responsibility to one another when informed of bodies found on the river.

 

Officials of the Ruam Katanyu said they were alerted at 12.30am that a man was seen jumping from the Rama VII bridge.

Local people, who fished at the spot, said the saw the man drinking beer in the middle of the bridge before jumping. They said he was seen struggling in the water for awhile before he disappeared under water.

 

Scuba divers took about an hour to locate and retrieve the body. The body was put on the pier on the side of the Bang Kruay power plant of the Electricity Generating of Thailand pending a check by police.

 

The rescuers said they called the Muang Nonthaburi police station and Bang Kruay police station in Nonthaburi and Bang Pho police station and Boworn Mongkol police station in Bangkok at 2 am, but no police turned up.

 

Noppadol Si Thongkham, an official of the Ruam Katanyu Foundation, said 191 patrol police officers passed by later in the morning and they helped coordinate with some stations, but no police responded.

 

The rescuers waited until late morning and decided to transport the body to the Forensic Medicine Institute of the Police Hospital on their own, Noppadol said.

 

Noppadol said there have been similar problems at that area for years as police from nearby stations often passed the buck to other stations to inspect bodies.

 

Noppadol said sometimes a floating body has been tied to a pier for a day before police turned up.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30364634

 

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2 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

The caring face of policing in Thailand.

Amazing Thailand

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The problems endemic to the Thai police were prevalent in western Police forces until about 30 years ago and still exist in varying levels today.

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1 hour ago, Nyezhov said:

The problems endemic to the Thai police were prevalent in western Police forces until about 30 years ago and still exist in varying levels today.

Great. The family and friends of the deceased will be so pleased to know this. It’s as if he didn’t even die now. 

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reporting the incident, as a witnessed suicide was a big mistake! - should have just reported someone has been killed...

 

the BiBs would have seen no sense of urgency as it is already written off as not being a crime scene

 

 - and there's no money to be made when there it is already known no criminal to Fine!

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11 minutes ago, rkidlad said:

Great. The family and friends of the deceased will be so pleased to know this. It’s as if he didn’t even die now. 

Whats your point? Dead is dead. The cops screwed up, but its not like that is exclusive to Thailand.

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3 minutes ago, rkidlad said:

So the cops don’t deserve criticism because it happened somewhere else? 

Never said that did I. Criticize away.

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1 minute ago, Nyezhov said:

 

Never said that did I. Criticize away.

So why bother telling people this immoral and unprofessional behavior happens in other places? 

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5 minutes ago, rkidlad said:

So why bother telling people this immoral and unprofessional behavior happens in other places? 

Not that I need to justify myself, but so that they try to confine themselves to constructive criticism and or problem solving instead of playing holier than thou? Hows that?

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