Fisherman drowns while diving for shellfish

CHALONG: A 38-year-old fisherman drowned among the mangroves at Pakrongmudong, Tambon Vichit, yesterday afternoon. Police, who named the dead man as Virrut Sawatdirak, from Srakaew, said he and three friends had gone diving for shellfish. The friends told police that all had drunk some alcohol beforehand, “but not too much”. They did not realise that Khun Virrut was in trouble because each man was diving on his own. After waiting for him to surface, they tried to find him themselves. Failing, they called police. Staff from the Kusornlatham Foundation located the body and took it to Wachira Hospital for autopsy.

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