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No success in finding body of man who fell off boat

Jan 06. 2019
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By The Nation

Efforts to find the body of a man who fell off a boat and is suspected to have drowned off Chon Buri’s Sattahip district on Saturday have yielded no success so far.

The seven-month-pregnant wife of Withoon Ouitrakul, 31, on Sunday performed a ritual at sea seeking supernatural help to find his body.

Rujira Lohkham, 29, along with her relatives performed the ritual on the beach in Soi Na Chom Thien 8.

Withoon had gone out to the sea on a 40-horsepower, newly built 19-feet-long boat, along with the boat’s owner, Surasak Sukkrajang, 27, and his father Sompho Sukkrajang, 61, for a test drive at 3pm on Saturday. 

Withoon was reportedly driving the boat at speed when he took a sharp turn that threw all of them into the water. 

Withoon was also hit in the head by the boat’s propeller blade before he drowned. Hours of search for his body by 20 boats and 20 divers has been fruitless.

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