Thai actress missing after falling off a Chao Phraya speedboat

Thai actress, Nida "Tangmo" Patcharaveerapong is missing since Thursday.

A Thai actress, who goes by the name Tangmo (water melon), fell from a speedboat into the Chao Phraya River near Rama VII Bridge last night. Authorities are still searching for her body. The speedboat had five others who were travelling with her. She fell in at around 10 pm, in Nonthaburi’s Muang district, just north of Bangkok.

She was travelling from Bangkok’s Krung Thon Bridge to Rama VII Bridge. Rescue operations have been underway since last night, which continued this morning. It’s unknown how the model got herself in the river. Authorities said the people she came with attempted to look for her after she fell into the river but were unable to locate her and phoned the police.

Her mum told reporters that she has been a great swimmer since a young age, and her brother said he’d like to speak with those on the boat to learn more about what happened.

Last month, a similar scenario happened when a Thai model and an unidentified woman were found dead in Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post Thai PBS World

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