Thai man found living in tent by reservoir in East Pattaya

Photo courtesy of Pattaya Mail

At the edge of Mabprachan reservoir in East Pattaya, a man weakened by muscular dystrophy was found living in a makeshift tent shelter.

TMN News Pattaya stumbled upon the man, identified as Chai, who revealed his harrowing tale of survival.

Hailing from Kanchanaburi Province, Chai recounted his struggles, abandoned by his community after his mother’s passing and left to fend for himself due to his debilitating condition. Forced to flee his caretaker’s home, he sought refuge in East Pattaya, Chon Buri Province, only to fall ill with muscular dystrophy, rendering him even more vulnerable.

Following treatment at a Bang Lamung Hospital, Chai found himself discharged without a place to call home. With nowhere else to turn, he settled near the reservoir, surviving on the generosity of strangers for sustenance, devoid of any familial support or contact information.

TMN News Pattaya wasted no time in reaching out to local authorities, urging intervention from the Pong Subdistrict Municipality to provide the necessary assistance to Chai, reported Pattaya Mail.

The reporter highlighted the urgent need for community support and government intervention to safeguard vulnerable individuals like Chai, ensuring they receive the care and assistance they desperately need.

In related news, an unconventional rescue mission took place in Pattaya, where authorities came to the aid of a homeless man drifting in the sea on a self-constructed raft made of plastic bottles. The incident unfolded around 11am on March 12, when speedboat operators spotted a lone figure sitting atop a makeshift raft roughly 2.4 kilometres off Bali Hai Pier. Alerting the Pattaya Marine Disaster Prevention, they set the stage for a mid-sea rescue.

In other news, a homeless man in Pattaya was found critically injured following a brutal knife attack. The incident transpired in the wee hours of March 13, under the overpass near Motorway 7, Nongprue sub-district, Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri province.

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Samantha Rose

Samantha was a successful freelance journalist who worked with international news organisations before joining Thaiger. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from London, her global perspective on news and current affairs is influenced by her days in the UK, Singapore, and across Thailand. She now covers general stories related to Thailand.

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