A fashion model fell to his death from Bangkok’s Rama VIII Bridge into the Chao Phraya river on Sunday afternoon.

 

Boworn Mongkol police were informed that Thammasorn Chaphakdee, 26, plunged from the middle of the bridge on the Thon Buri-Bangkok side of the road.

The fashion model’s iPhone, a power bank and sandals were later found on the bridge.

Scuba divers from the Ruamkatanyu Foundation searched for his body until dusk but failed to find him.

A local resident, Wirat Singharn, 40, told police that he was fishing under the bridge when he heard a noise in the water.

He turned around and saw a man trying to swim ashore but he disappeared about 50 metres from the bank.