A man has drowned in a lagoon while he was trying to catch fish inside an animal sanctuary area adjacent to a Krabi temple. Mueang Krabi Police were notified of the incident at the Kowaram Temple in Mueang Krabi District at 5.30pm yesterday.
Police and emergency responders arrived at the temple lagoon and joined in the search for the missing man. Rescue workers took about one hour to find the man. He was identified as 50 year old Yothin Boonkong.
A witness told police that Mr Yothin was catching fish in the lagoon, which is an animal sanctuary area of the temple. He was diving underwater and at one stage didn’t come up to the surface.
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