Heartbroken man rescued after threatening to jump from Banglamung motorway

Chonburi –

A heartbroken man who threatened to jump from a motorway early this morning in Banglamung was rescued by nimble rescue workers (February 3rd).

Colonel Chitdaecha Songhong of the Nongprue Police Chief was notified of the incident at 1:00 A.M. on Motorway Section 5 in Nongprue.

Rescue workers and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the distressed man whose name was withheld and will be named only as J for the purpose of this article. He was described as 25 years old. J was sitting on the Section 5 overpass which was about ten meters above the ground, yelling at bystanders and rescue workers and threatening to jump due to problems with a woman.  J also had a box cutter with him.

Rescue workers put an air bed on the ground beneath the overpass while restricting traffic and sending in negotiators to attempt to talk the man down. J used the box cutter to self-harm while rescue workers attempted to approach and calm the man, injuring himself and causing deep gashes to his arms.

Banglamung police managed to contact the woman J was upset with, described as his ex-lover, who attempted to assist in de-escalating the situation. At this point, the situation had gone on for nearly an hour. Her name was also withheld and will be named as K for the purpose of this article. After a period of calming J managed to come off the wall but he panicked and ran as law enforcement tried to circle around him, threatening to immediately jump from a different section without the air mattress.

Nimble rescue workers pursued J and grabbed him by his arms as he attempted to go over the motorway, pulling him back up to safety before he could fall. The full video of this moment can be found on our TikTok and Facebook channels.

An acquaintance of J who arrived at the scene told police that J and K were arguing about another man the woman was allegedly involved with.  This news made J depressed in which he threatened to jump from the bridge.

If you or someone you know is feeling depressed please reach out for help. The Pattaya News suggests the Samaritans of Thailand which can be reached here:



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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.