PHUKET: An attempted jailbreak from at Phuket Prison came to a shocking halt at 12:30pm today when an inmate trying to escape was electrified by wires strung across the top of one of the perimeter walls.

Alerted to the escape attempt, prison guards scrambled to the east wall, where they found Worawut Rordbhut, 45, unconscious, hanging upside down with his left leg tangled in coiled barbed wire.

Rescue workers were quickly called to the facility to safely bring Mr Worawut back to ground, with help from other inmates.