Three-year-old boy drowns at Bangsaen Beach

PHOTO: Sarayut Boonrueng / Khaochad

Bangsaen, Chonburi –

A three-year-old boy tragically drowned at Bangsaen Beach in Mueang Chonburi during a family vacation this week.

Emergency responders were notified of the incident at Bangsaen Beach in the Saensuk sub-district earlier this week. They arrived at the beach to find the three-year-old boy, who had already been pulled up from the water. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The boy’s mother, Ms. Anusara Yawichai, emotionally told rescue workers, “We are from Samut Prakan and were on a family vacation. While we were on the beach, my son disappeared for just a few seconds from my sight. We searched for him before another beach-goer (Kittipan Manopiyana) told me they last saw him near the floating bridge. They helped me to search for my son in the water before, tragically, we found him partially submerged.”

Mr. Kittipan Manopiyana, 61, the witness who helped in the recovery effort, told TPN media, “I went down into the water as I am a strong swimmer to find the boy and pull him up before providing first aid while we were waiting for emergency responders but it was too late.”

TPN media sends its condolences to the family of the young victim.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi, and Phuket, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.