Sattahip, Chonburi —
A 7-year-old boy drowned in a 1.2-meter deep pool at a pool villa in Sattahip district, Chonburi.
Sattahip rescue services rushed to an undisclosed pool villa in Sattahip district at 6:30 pm yesterday, September 19th, after receiving a report that a 7-year-old boy had drowned in a pool.
The incident scene was a private house modified as a pool villa. The boy was found in a pool by a maid, whose name was withheld, who came to clean the house in the evening, according to Pol. Lt. Col. Kawin Juirod from the Sattahip police station.
The police interrogated the boy’s father, Surasak (last name withheld by police to protect the child’s identity). Surasak told The Pattaya News that he went outside to work as usual and returned home in the evening to find his son still playing at the house. The father then went to see a doctor and was later informed by the maid that his son had drowned.
It was not immediately clear if the boy had been left unsupervised while the father was working and running errands and Lt. Col Kawin stated to the press that this was being reviewed.
Pol. Lt. Col. Kawin suspected that the boy might have climbed over a fence to get to the pool before accidentally falling into it. The body of the 7-year-old was transported to a hospital pending further investigation. This marks the 3rd drowning at a pool villa in the Chonburi area this year. A similar tragedy happened also in Sattahip when a 4-year-old boy drowned at a pool villa a few months ago.