Serious Injury After Parachute Hits Power Transformer in Cha-Am

A policeman has been injured after his parachute hit a high-voltage transformer during parachute training.

Pol L/Cpl Nattakorn Chaikuemkao, 28, was hurt badly when his parachute was blown off course by a strong wind and got caught by the transformer on top of an electric pole during the 800-foot parachute drill at the Naresuan Base, Cha-Am on Friday.

He was conscious but had difficulty breathing and suffered burns on his face, torso and left arm. He was taken to Hua Hin Hospital.

Pol L/Cpl Nattakorn is a trainee at the Aerial Reinforcement Division under the Border Patrol Police Bureau.

Thai media reported on Saturday his condition had improved and he was now stable.