05/28/2020 - Harafat Limapicharsakul, 12 - Thailand

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05/28/2020 - Harafat Limapicharsakul, 12 - Thailand

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Satun mayor wants shark caught

Chebilang mayor Mahmadneesum Bilungload rides a long-tailed boat from Chebilang canal to the Andaman Sea in Muang district of Satun province on Saturday to track the escape route of a shark that bit a boy's foot. (Photo from Chebilang Municipality Facebook account).

A cash reward for the live capture of a shark that bit a boy's foot has angered Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, who criticised the local politician behind it.

"Don't offer a bounty for a shark or support the hunt for a reward," the minister said on Sunday.

Mr Varawut's comment came after Chebilang mayor Mahmadneesum Bilungload promised to give 1,000 baht in cash to anyone who captured the shark and provided evidence it was the one that bit Harafat Limapicharsakul, 12, on Thursday.

The boy's left foot was bitten by a shark while he was swinging his legs in a canal at Chebilang pier in Muang district of Satun province.

Harafat received 50 stitches at a hospital before he was allowed to go home.

The pier where the shark attack took place is not far from the mouth of the canal which runs into the Andaman Sea.

The mayor said the shark might have lost its way due to high seas in the Andaman, or come into the canal looking for food.

Local officials posted a Facebook message saying fishing was still allowed -- but swimming was not. "Do not swim in the canal!!!," the message said.

The environment minister suggested that warning signs and announcements were a better way to alert swimmers of shark attacks in the area.

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Re: 05/28/2020 - Harafat Limapicharsakul, 12 - Thailand

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Harafat Limapicharsakul, 12, was sitting the Chebilang pier in the southern province of Satun May 28. He was playing with two of his friends and swinging his leg in the canal water when a bull shark grabbed his left foot.

Limapicharsakul was taken to the hospital where he received 50 stitches and was released the same day.

Local media initially reported Chebilang Mayor Mahmadneesum Bilungload offered a cash reward of 1,000 baht ($31.58) for the live capture of the shark and evidence that the shark was the one that bit the boy.

“Don’t offer a bounty for a shark or support the hunt for a reward,” advised Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, in speaking to the Bangkok Post.

However, the mayor’s statement may have been more speculation than doubt if a shark was involved in the case.

According to the Bangkok Post, researchers from the Marine and Coastal Resources Department confirmed the bite was from a bull shark. No swimming signs have been posted on the pier and fishing will continue to be allowed.
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