Three-year-old Japanese boy rescued from drowning at home in Pattaya area

Pattaya –

  A three-year-old boy has been rescued from drowning at a home in the Pattaya area yesterday (April 12th).

Emergency responders were notified of the incident at 5:00 P.M. at a house in a housing estate in the Huayyai sub-district.

The first response teams and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the three-year-old Japanese boy, whose name was withheld by editorial policy, who had been already pulled up from the swimming pool at the house. He was rushed to a local hospital.

His relatives told emergency responders the boy went to play in the pool before he struggled in the water. They saw him before pulling him up. The boy is being treated in the ICU but now is recovering.

Pattaya Police released a short statement reminding parents during Songkran, when many children go swimming, to be alert and aware at all times of their children’s location.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang 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 more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, 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.