Small boat capsizes in reservoir in Pattaya and drowns one man

Pattaya —

A small boat capsized in the Mapprachan reservoir and drowned a 47-year-old man.

Nongprue police and the Sawang Boriboon water rescue team rushed to the Mapprachan reservoir in the Nongprue subdistrict of Banglamung after receiving a report of a missing person on Tuesday afternoon, September 12th.

The missing person was a Thai man named Boonsuan Somsanoh (47), according to his wife who waited in panic on the shore. She said her husband had paddled his small boat off the shore to lay a fish trap in the reservoir before the boat capsized and caused him to go missing.

After 7 hours of searching, Sawang Boriboon finally found the man floating in the middle of the Mapprachan reservoir around 5.30 p.m. yesterday. He was taken back to the shore and was pronounced dead by Nongprue police amid his mourning family and relatives.

No wounds were found on his body, Pol. Lt. Siriyaporn Kongpetchak, an investigation officer at the Nongprue police station, told The Pattaya News. The man would be transported to Police Hospital to undergo an autopsy to determine the cause of his death.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.