When you are desperate, you will do anything to make something work!
A Thai man, who was desperate to go back to his homeland after being stranded in Malaysia following the closure of border checkpoints, has decided to do the unthinkable.
The 45-year-old fisherman jumped into the sea and tried to swim home!
Got into trouble
According to a report by Bernama
, quoting Satun Marine Police Inspector Pol Lt Col Banjerd Manavej, the man walked for two days and reached a narrow canal of about 100 metres wide.
He decided to swim across the canal, but strong currents washed him further to the sea, Lt Col Banjerd told the news portal.
The man was later found exhausted and drifting at sea close to the shore of the Puyu sub-district in Satun and was rescued by the Marina police.
“He was brought to hospital for a medical checkup. He is in good condition and he will undergo 14-day quarantine at the state quarantine facility in Satun,” he told Bernama.
Sadly, Banjerd said the man told the police he only had a bottle of water and one lunch box during his “journey” home.
And for his trouble, the man was charged for illegal entry and fined 800 baht (RM106).