9 year old boy rescued after falling into 2-metre deep well

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A nine year old boy was rescued yesterday after he fell into a 2-metre-deep well on an abandoned strawberry farm in the central province of Nakhon Nayok. Fortunately, the boy, Tawan, had a mobile phone with him so he could alert his grandmother who then called a neighbour to help.

The neighbour who took the call, 72 year old Thawee Sarika, said that he went to look for the well and Tawan. After a short search, he heard Tawan calling “Grandpa Wee! Grandpa Wee!” Thawee rushed to the spot to find Tawan in the 60 x 60 centimetre well.

After he located Tawan in the abandoned well he notified the emergency services.

The rescue team arrived at the scene at 6.30pm when it was dark. The team praised Tawan’s courage and threw him a bottle of water to rehydrate because he had been in the well for over an hour.

The rescue team then lowered a plastic chair on a rope and asked him to stand on it so they could pull him up.

After he emerged from his ordeal he told the media that the strawberry farm was not in use and the area was quiet and dark, adding it was lucky he had a mobile phone on him to ask for help.

Tawan told reporters that he walked to a neighbour’s house to look for his grandmother because she was not home. But while he was on his way he tripped and fell down the well, adding he did not notice it because it was covered with a sheet and grass.

The story ended well, however, the rescue team checked Tawan’s body for any cuts, bruises and injuries and then sent the boy back home safely.

Thailand News

Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at petch@thethaiger.com.

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