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  • Thailand News

    Chinese woman found dead at poolside in Pattaya

    A 68 year old Chinese woman tragically drowned in the swimming pool of her residence near Pattaya on Tuesday, May 14. The unsettling discovery has left the local community reeling as authorities scramble to uncover the details. Police Lieutenant Siriyaporn Kongphetsak, Deputy Investigator of the Nongprue Police Station, received the distressing call and swiftly dispatched a team of rescue workers…

  • Thailand News

    Sunken boat survivor recounts her harrowing experience

    A chilling tale of a capsised tourist boat survivor off the coast of Trang speaks out against the delayed rescue efforts that led to the death of her mother in law, and her child contracting a severe lung infection. The incident unfolded near Pak Meng Bridge in the Mai Fat district on May 4 and resulted in 14 individuals fighting…

  • Phuket News

    Unidentified foreign woman’s body found on Phuket beach

    In Phuket, a foreign woman’s body was discovered floating in the waters off Freedom Beach yesterday. Karon police received word of the grim find around 2.45pm. A subsequent recovery mission was swiftly assembled, with Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers utilising a rubber dinghy to retrieve the body and transport it ashore near Nong Harn Lake in Karon. The deceased is thought…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman found dead at Phuket’s Kalim seaside

    A tragic event unfolded in Phuket yesterday afternoon as a 23 year old Thai woman from the Isaan region lost her life by drowning. The unfortunate incident took place on the seaside rocks in Kalim, a northernmost part of Patong. The Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation of Patong branch received a call at around 5.40pm. The foundation’s rescue workers promptly responded, rushing…

  • Thailand News

    Army private drowns in reservoir during Songkran festivities

    Tragedy struck a family during the joyous period of Songkran, as a 22 year old army private who was returning home for the festivities drowned in a reservoir in Nakhon Ratchasima. The incident occurred yesterday at approximately 3.50pm, when Anuchit, visiting his girlfriend’s family, decided to cool off from the heat by swimming across the Huay Yang reservoir in Pak…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya heroics: Thai man saves drowning Aussie

    A Thai man performed heroics to save an Australian man from drowning in the Pattaya sea but, in the aftermath, the foreigner remains in a critical condition. Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation rescuers were notified about the drowning incident near Soi Jomtien 11 in Pattaya at about 3.15am today, April 1. Upon arrival, rescuers found a group of Thais and foreigners…

  • Thailand News

    Fishing net tragedy claims life in Sa Kaeo

    A local fishing enthusiast tragically lost his life in Sa Kaeo Province. His body was found entangled in a fishing net in a large pond. The 42 year old man, identified only by his first name, Bannarot, had been missing for a day before his body was discovered today, revealing a poignant scene as his older brother performed a spirit-calling…

  • Thailand News

    Tourist’s near-death ordeal at Pattaya Beach, rescued from waters

    Pattaya Rescue Radio Centre received a report of a foreign tourist drowning at Pattaya Beach, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri yesterday afternoon at 4.20pm. Emergency services rushed to the scene with urgency, locating an unconscious tourist, aged between 50 and 60, who had been brought ashore. Pattaya Beach lifeguards and rescue teams swiftly administered vital first aid before transporting the stricken…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman seeks foreign couple who rescued her mother from Chao Phraya River

    A Thai woman took to social media to look for a foreign couple who saved her mother from drowning in the Chao Phraya River in the central province of Ayutthaya. The woman, Kornwipha Thongnoom, is searching for a foreign man and woman who helped her mother on February 8 wishing to extend her gratitude to the couple. Kornwipha shared the…

  • Thailand News

    Three-year-old girl drowns in Ayutthaya canal near temple

    A tragic incident unfolded today at 1.30am when a three year old girl, Fasai, drowned in a canal opposite the Chumphon Nikayaram Rajaworawihan Temple in the district of Bang Pa-in, Ayutthaya province. The child’s distraught parents, 48 year old Kasem, and 28 year old Matana were inconsolable upon the discovery of their daughter’s body, crying out her name in a…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese tourist drowns on Rayong’s Koh Samet

    A Chinese tourist drowned at Ao Tubtim, Koh Samet, Rayong at 5pm on on January 27. Phe police officers rushed to the accident scene following a report of a Chinese tourist drowning. Local rescue and Rayong medical teams were also dispatched. Clad in a blue swimsuit, the 46 year old Chinese tourist lay lifeless. Despite the immediate deployment of first…

  • Thailand News

    Elderly man’s body found floating in Bang Pakong River

    A shocking discovery was made in the Bang Pakong River when locals found the body of an elderly man floating in the water. The unidentified man, estimated to be between 65 and 70 years old, is believed to have been dead for around five hours before his body was discovered at midnight on January 29. The authorities, alerted by Deputy…

  • Thailand News

    Mysterious death in Udon Thani: Woman found in park pond

    A woman’s body was discovered floating in a pond in Udon Thani, sparking a police investigation into the mysterious death. Around 11.50am today, January 26, a student stumbled upon the grim find in Nong Prachak Park, not far from the city centre. The body, presumed to be of a woman aged between 40-45 years old, showed no signs of physical…

  • Thailand News

    Ukrainian drowns trying to swim from Koh Chang to nearby island

    A Ukrainian man drowned near Bailan Beach on the island of Koh Chang in the eastern province of Trat. He reportedly tried to swim from Koh Chang to Koh Man Nai after an argument with his family. Locals discovered the dead body near Bailan Beach in the Koh Chang Tai sub-district, on Koh Chang at around 2pm yesterday, January 8,…

  • Phuket News

    Chinese tourist drowns in tragic incident at Similan Islands

    A calamitous event unfolded on the serene Similan Islands last Friday morning, January 5, when a Chinese tourist was abruptly swept away in a drowning incident. The incident was later relayed to the public by the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) 3rd Area Command. As of yet, the current state of the victim remains unknown. The incident occurred within the confines…

  • Thailand News

    Prominent Thai page owner mourns son’s tragic drowning, advocates for safer student activities

    The renowned page owner of ไมกี้จอมป่วน (Mikey Troublemaker) lost his son in a tragic drowning incident during a school camp activity. The grief-stricken parent used his platform to advocate for justice and a halt to potentially dangerous student water activities. Non’s son, Mon, well-nurtured and cherished by his parents, lost his life participating in a school camp activity. In the…

  • Pattaya News

    River tragedy strikes at traditional race: Young oarsman’s celebration ends in drowning

    Phetchabun bore witness to a tragic incident during a traditional long boat racing event at Thung Thong Chai Temple, Lom Kao, Phetchabun on October 30. An 18 year old young oarsman tragically drowned after attempting to swim across the river in celebration of his team’s fourth-place finish. As the local media in Phetchabun reported, the incident unfolded around 4pm, Monday.…

  • Krabi News

    Thailand’s own Aquaman, ‘The Merman,’ rescues drowning Spanish tourist in Krabi (video)

    Thailand’s very own Aquaman showcased his heroic qualities last week when he saved a drowning Spanish tourist in Krabi, Thailand. Scott Siranat, known among locals as “The Merman” rescued a Spanish tourist from drowning off Koh Hong island in Krabi province on Tuesday, August 29. The 25 year old half Thai, half-Scottish man was on patrol when he noticed a…

  • Phuket News

    Kazakh tourist drowned on Phuket beach after ignoring weather warning

    The body of an 18 year old tourist from Kazakhstan, was discovered washed ashore drowned on Nai Yang Beach, Phuket. The man’s body was found two days after he was declared missing. He had reportedly gone for a swim amidst inclement weather on September 1 and failed to return, sparking a search operation. A lifeguard from Nai Yang Beach found…

  • Thailand News

    Child drowning tragedy: 11 year old boy loses life in Khon Kaen Pond

    An 11 year old boy tragically drowned while playing with friends in a local pond in Nong Hin village, Mueang, Khon Kaen. The group of four were rowing a plastic boat when it suddenly capsized, leading to the fatal child drowning incident. The three other children managed to escape unharmed. The victim, a Year 5 student from Ban Nong Hin…

  • Thailand News

    5 year old autistic boy drowns at school in Isaan province

    The Deputy Provincial Governor stated that a school in the Isaan province of Khon Kaen must take responsibility after a five year old autistic boy drowned at a swimming pool inside the school. The name of the school has not yet been disclosed. Baan Phai Hospital reported the death of a five year old boy named Peach to Baan Phai…

  • Central Thailand News

    Missing Thai man sought after Phetchaburi boat accident sparks online appeal

    A man has appealed for information on social media about his missing 25 year old brother following a boat accident in the central province of Phetchaburi. He lost contact with his brother’s partner, who was accompanying him on the trip. The incident happened on August 12, and the search is ongoing. In a frantic Facebook post dated August 12, a…

  • Thailand News

    Ocean tragedy: German father drowns, son survives off Phuket’s Karon Beach

    A German father tragically drowned while swimming at Karon Beach in Phuket yesterday while his 11 year old son survived the terrifying incident. The Thai lifeguard team on Karon Beach rescued the 52 year old German, Jurgen Ralf Wiltzsch, who lost consciousness at the bottom of the sea. The rescue team was called to the scene and provided CPR to…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket drownings prompt safety measures and Australian aid

    Five people lost their lives in drowning incidents in Phuket just over the past week. The unfortunate victims included four international tourists and a Thai national. This troubling streak has provoked local authorities into a state of high alert, with Thai authorities even recruiting help from Australia. The drownings occurred in Phuket between July 28 and today. In the current…

  • Thailand News

    Nine year old boy tragically drowns on holiday at beach getaway in Rayong, Thailand

    A beach holiday turned into a tragedy when a nine year old boy drowned in the sea at Mae Ram Phueng Beach in Rayong, Thailand. The boy was swallowed by high waves and a rescue attempt fell short as the youngster slipped from his rubber ring and disappeared beneath the waves. A 10 year old relative also got into difficulty…

  • Thailand News

    6 year old Egyptian girl drowns after falling into waterfall in southern Thailand

    A six year old Egyptian girl drowned after she fell from a concrete bridge into the Song Phraek Waterfall in the southern province of Phang Nga. A Thai tour guide yesterday afternoon quickly alerted the authorities at Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary when he witnessed the young girl accidentally slipping into the waterfall. The strong current swiftly carried her to the…

  • Phuket News

    Australian ambassador makes a splash on World Drowning Prevention Day in Phuket

    The Australian Ambassador to Thailand was in Phuket yesterday to observe the World Drowning Prevention Day. Dr Angela Macdonald watched from the sidelines as yesterday’s ceremony was conducted to draw attention to the importance of safety measures in averting drownings, and to remember the dramatic yet deep-seated effects these incidents have on individuals and neighbourhoods. Phuket’s Vice Governor, Danai Sunantarod,…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Clam-bushed in Thailand: 53 year old diver vanishes, family in deep distres

    The family of a 53 year old diver are distraught after he disappeared whilst fishing for clams in a reservoir in northern Thailand. His motorbike and discarded shoes were found at the reservoir yesterday, leading his family to believe he had drowned. Police were alerted to the man’s disappearance, leading a coordinated search with local divers. The local police from…

  • Thailand News

    Security guard’s drowning sparks supernatural theories in Udon Thani

    In a series of mystifying events yesterday, a 61 year old sewage treatment plant (STP) security guard disappeared in a public swamp in Nong Boo village located in Udon Thani province. He had been picking lotus pods following his shift completion. His 58 year old wife had to sadly watch him disappear into the water. After a frantic search spanning…

  • Thailand News

    Tragic Drowning of monk in Udon Thani sparks local mystery and fear

    Details emerged of a tragic drowning event in the district of Mueang Udon Thani yesterday where a local monk was found lifeless in a large agricultural pond. Sirichai Pothichak, an inspector from Huay Luang Police Station, reported that they had retrieved the 44 year old Monk, Boonmi Papaso’s body, which was decomposed, floating around 3 metres from the pond’s edge.…