Man drowns in Banglamung lagoon searching for shellfish

PHOTO: Rsa Injana Pantong

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A man drowned in a lagoon in Banglamung searching for shellfish earlier this week.

The Banglamung Police was notified of the incident at 2:30 PM on Thursday (November 26th) at a lagoon in Soi Takeantia 24 in the Takeantia sub-district.

Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the lagoon which is about two meters deep.

Nearby, rescue workers found clothes and a bucket with shellfish inside. It took about forty minutes of searching before the body was found. His body was pulled up from the water.

PHOTO: Rsa Injana Pantong

The body was identified as Mr Suraphon Suwasri, 54.

His wife, Mrs. Thongsuk Suwasri, 44, said, “My husband used to search for shellfish in this lagoon on a regular basis.”

At this stage, police believed that Mr. Suraphon had a cramp while he was in the water before drowning as he was reportedly an experienced swimmer.

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