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British athlete is arrested in Thailand for wakeboarding on a flooded road

British wakeboarder may face surfing in jail: Athlete arrested in Thailand after riding waves on flooded road… for breaking traffic rules

  • British-Thai wakeboarding sensation Daniel Grant skated through flooded street
  • Images were sent to the police by disgruntled citizens and he was arrested
  • He was fined 5,000 baht and a one-month suspended prison sentence
  • Grant became the youngest world champion in wakeboarding history in 2010

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'Wake skate' champion Daniel Grant, 24, was arrested earlier this week for wakeboarding on a flooded road in Bangkok

‘Wake skate’ champion Daniel Grant, 24, was arrested earlier this week for wakeboarding on a flooded road in Bangkok

A young British-Thai wakeboarding sensation has been arrested for violating traffic rules after sliding his board down a flooded street in Bangkok.

‘Wake skate’ champion Daniel Grant, 24, was filmed racing past the deluge outside Bangkok’s Thai University on Sept. 8 as monsoon rains swept the Southeast Asian country.

Most viewers were amazed by the impressive stunt and expressed support for Grant, but a few were outraged by the sportsman for his insensitivity to the effects of natural disasters and disregard for road safety.

A particularly disgruntled viewer sent footage of the incident to police and Grant was summoned to Khlong Luang Police Station, where he was charged with violating the Traffic and Highway Act for allegedly causing a traffic hazard.

The thrillseeker, who set the record for the youngest professional wakeboarding world champion in 2010, was fined 5,000 baht (£120) and a one-month suspended jail term.

Grant is seen past a large carriage that rippled a small wave

Grant is seen past a large carriage that rippled a small wave

Grant is seen past a large carriage that rippled a small wave

Grant demonstrated his skills in the Flood outside Bangkok University on Sept. 8

Grant demonstrated his skills in the Flood outside Bangkok University on Sept. 8

He performed impressive stunts as rain and floods ravaged the Southeast Asian country

He performed impressive stunts as rain and floods ravaged the Southeast Asian country

Grant demonstrated his skills in the Flood outside Bangkok University on Sept. 8. He performed impressive stunts as rains and floods ravaged the Southeast Asian country

Grant, also known as 'Tao', set the record for youngest professional world champion in World Wake Association (WWA) history by winning the 2010 WWA Wake Park World Championship.

Grant, also known as 'Tao', set the record for youngest professional world champion in World Wake Association (WWA) history by winning the 2010 WWA Wake Park World Championship.

Grant, also known as ‘Tao’, set the record for youngest professional world champion in World Wake Association (WWA) history by winning the 2010 WWA Wake Park World Championship.

The half-British half-Thai athlete registered himself wakeboarding in the ankle-deep flood as surprised drivers drove by.

He was also seen sliding next to a large bus as it created a wave in an impressive display of balance and body control.

But the joy was short-lived when Daniel was beaten with a court summons less than 72 hours after pulling the stunt after the footage got to local authorities.

Daniel and his Thai mother arrived at Khlong Luang Police Station on Tuesday, where the wakeboarder confessed to the charges but insisted he had no intention of endangering anyone with his stunt, as the road was quiet when he did it.

He apologized to the officers and said he wouldn’t have done the stunt had he known it was illegal.

Pol Lt Col Suchai Saengsong, the deputy superintendent, said: “The accused met with the investigating officer and confessed.”

Grant is seen waiting for traffic to pass as he queues for a wakeboard run

Grant is seen waiting for traffic to pass as he queues for a wakeboard run

Grant is seen waiting for traffic to pass as he queues for a wakeboard run

Half-British half-Thai athlete registered himself wakeboarding in the ankle-deep flood as surprised drivers drove by

Half-British half-Thai athlete registered himself wakeboarding in the ankle-deep flood as surprised drivers drove by

He was also seen sliding next to a large bus as it created a wave in an impressive display of balance and body control

He was also seen sliding next to a large bus as it created a wave in an impressive display of balance and body control

Half-British half-Thai athlete registered himself wakeboarding in the ankle-deep flood as surprised drivers drove by

Grant is pictured sitting on the soaked road after his stunt

Grant is pictured sitting on the soaked road after his stunt

Grant is pictured sitting on the soaked road after his stunt

Grant, also known as ‘Tao’, set the record for youngest professional world champion in World Wake Association (WWA) history by winning the 2010 WWA Wake Park World Championship.

Since then, he has won multiple WWA Wake Park World Series events in Pro Men, Pro Features and Pro Wakeskate.

Bangkok regularly experiences monsoons between June and October, the Thai capital’s wet season, and the city has suffered significant flooding in recent days.

Horrifying Moment When Female Office Worker Is Forced To Fight A PYTHON In Bangkok

This is the terrifying moment when a huge python jumped out from under a cart and sank its fangs into an office worker’s foot, prompting her to engage in a desperate dealing with the beast.

Incredible CCTV footage shows the killer reptile ducking out of hiding to attack the administrative assistant as she walked through a hallway in a government building in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sept. 12.

The python clamped its fangs on the woman’s foot and pierced her flimsy-looking flats before leaping aggressively at her.

Fearing for her life, the office worker desperately tried to kick the snake away while her colleagues returned surprised and startled, and they luckily managed to free themselves after a brief struggle.

The woman was later seen writhing in pain as she stumbled away from the site of the attack in the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

Photos taken in the aftermath of the attack showed a deep wound to her foot.

As monsoon storms between June and October cause widespread flooding across the country, it is common for people in the Thai capital, Bangkok, to experience a surge in residential wildlife, particularly from snakes such as pythons and cobras.

According to the Bangkok Fire and Rescue Service, they receive between 150 and 200 emergency calls per day for help catching invading snakes during the rainy season.

The killer reptile ducked out of hiding to attack the administrative assistant and bit her foot through her shoe

The killer reptile ducked out of hiding to attack the administrative assistant and bit her foot through her shoe

The killer reptile ducked out of hiding to attack the administrative assistant and bit her foot through her shoe

Thai firefighter Phinyo Pukphinyo displays his skills in handling a python at Bang Khen Fire and Rescue Station in Bangkok, Thailand, 06 September 2022

Thai firefighter Phinyo Pukphinyo displays his skills in handling a python at Bang Khen Fire and Rescue Station in Bangkok, Thailand, 06 September 2022

The woman managed to free herself and limped to safety, but footage in the aftermath of the attack showed significant injuries to her foot

The woman managed to free herself and limped to safety, but footage in the aftermath of the attack showed significant injuries to her foot

The woman managed to free herself and limped to safety, but footage in the aftermath of the attack showed significant injuries to her foot