Drunk man rescued after climbing antenna mast in Pattaya, angry with wife for not taking him to market
Over the past weekend, a Thai man was rescued after climbing a high antenna mast in Pattaya. Rescuers with the local press in wake arrived at 25 Soi Thung Klom Tanman in Nongprue and found the 53-year-old man, whose name was withheld in the antenna mast, about 17 meters above the ground.
Rescuers and local residents tried to get the man down through a loudspeaker but failed.
The man was said to have been completely intoxicated and had made the decision to climb the antenna mast after a lot of pipework after arguing with his wife over a visit to a local market.
The rescuers had no choice but to climb the mast themselves and used a rope to tie it down before successfully bringing it down.
According to Pattaya authorities, he was taken to a local hospital for a routine mental health evaluation.
The man told rescuers that he was a chef at a Thai restaurant. He had wanted to go to a local market earlier in the evening to buy food for the company but his wife refused to bring him, he stated that he was too drunk to drive which upset him and as a result, he was decided to climb the mast to ‘teach his wife a lesson.
However, upon reaching the centre of the antenna, the man discovered that he was too weak to climb down and had to be rescued. He claims he had no intention of harming himself and just wanted to make a statement to his wife. However, it was not clear what exactly that statement was.
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