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    American tourist is harpooned nine times by Thai villagers

    American tourist is harpooned nine times by Thai villagers


    Pattaya: An American tourist was almost killed last week by local fishermen who mistook him for a bull shark.

    27-year old David Smith and two of his friends were enjoying the first day of a two-week vacation in Thailand and had decided to spend some time at the beach.
    He started swimming towards the beach with only the fin emerging from the water, provoking an instant reaction from the local fishermen.

    More than a dozen fishing boats filled with men armed with harpoons encircled the young man only 20 meters away from his friends.

    They fired dozens of projectiles in his direction and speared him a total of nine times before they realized their mistake.

    According to Francis McKensie, one of the victim’s friends who witnessed the incident, the fishermen reacted extremely fast and “fired without thinking”.

    We never even saw David or his fin approaching. We just saw a bunch of fishing boats hurrying past us and firing dozens of harpoons.”

    Mr. McKensie says his friend rapidly emerged from the water, screaming from pain, but he had already been hit by several harpoons.

    “He got his head out of the water and yelled ‘I’m not a shark!’, but he was immediately hit by two other harpoons.”

    The fishermen finally understood that Mr. Smith wasn’t a shark and they rapidly carried him to the shore and called for help.

    The young man was transported to six hours he Pattaya International Hospital, where doctors finally able to stabilize him after six hours of intensive care.

    Thai national police chief Somyot Poompanmoung said he was “very happy” to hear that the victim had survived. He declared that the fishermen who injured the young American man acted to defend the swimmers and no charges will be filed against them.

    Fake shark fins have been popular items among pranksters for more than twenty years, and have caused several unfortunate incidents.

    In 2009, two women were severely injured in Australia after being trampled by a group of swimmers running away from a man with a fin.

    In 1996, a man was hit by 16 bullets and killed in Florida after approaching a private beach while wearing a fake shark fin.

    Despite numerous accidents and warnings from authorities, many thrill seekers continue to buy and wear these items to try and scare their friends and family

    http://bangkokjack.com/category/news/

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    Post real photos or you're full of shit....

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    So a flashing fin out of the water got them Thais excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
    Post real photos or you're full of shit....

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    Fat Fucker With Bad Teeth Spit Roasted would be more accurate...

    Jaysus...

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    Pattaya | An American tourist was almost killed this morning by local fishermen who mistook him for a bull shark.

    27-year old David Smith and two of his friends were enjoying the first day of a two-week vacation in Thailand and had decided to spend some time at the beach.

    Around 10:00 AM, Mr. Smith moved a few hundred meters away from his friends in order to put on a fake shark fin and pull a prank on them.

    He started swimming towards the beach with only the fin emerging from the water, provoking an instant reaction from the local fishermen.

    More than a dozen fishing boats filled with men armed with harpoons encircled the young man only 20 meters away from his friends.

    They fired dozens of projectiles in his direction and speared him a total of nine times before they realized their mistake.

    http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/thai...-by-villagers/

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    Should've just jumped from the balcony...Poor fool...

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    Looks like someone who would do such a thing.

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    I don't think he'll be trying that prank again...

    Bloody lucky to survive.

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    He's off to a swimming start in the Darwin Awards.

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    He looks like Daniel Riccardo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Bloody lucky to survive.
    God only knows what filth lingers in Pattayan scum-drenched waters.

    (Darwin contenders aside, I mean.)

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    World News Daily Report. A fake news site.

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    World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.
    Oh they do better than that. Check out their FAQ. I can see why that twerp Albert Jack likes them

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    thats fuck all
    i was sunbathing on the beach and the RSPCA tried to drag me back into the water

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    Of course the story is giggle material.

    Thais may be fuking stupid but they are not that stupid.

    They are well aware that eating an American is an express way ride to catching incurable cancer.

    They may have a crack at an Australian though as they are not quite so toxic.

    Just result in a sore guts or something.

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    Next he'll try slithering in a snake suit in the country at a "cane-cutters" Lao Khao party...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thedogsbollix
    Thais may be fuking stupid but they are not that stupid.
    What about amerkins?

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    'Was Amerikaner ?'

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    So this guy strapped on a fake shark fin, then swam around fishermen armed with harpoons while only the fin protruded from the water?

    Not really the greatest idea.

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    Ya think?

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    I wonder if the artificial shark fin apparatus in question was equipped with warnings in 12 languages advising users to avoid usage in Thailand? He may have a strong legal case to pursue against the manufacturers.

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    Fookin 'ell the cut of his leg.


    Or half a leg, to be more correct.

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