Pattaya Resident Slips, Falls, Passes Away at Huai Chak Nok Reservoir

Nongprue –

A local resident passed away after he fell into the Huai Chak Nok reservoir after slipping and falling, cracking his skull on a rock during the fall.

The Nongprue Police were notified of the incident on Friday (April 28th) at Huai Chak Nok Reservoir near Thung Klom Tanman.

Emergency responders and the Pattaya News team arrived at the scene to find the body of Mr. Kanchit Boonsri, 53, a local tree trimmer, in the water. His body had become stuck under a rock weighing about 100 kilograms.

A backhoe was used to remove the rock before his body was pulled up from the water. A severe wound was found on his skull.

Mr. Nookan Puangmala, 53, told the Pattaya News that earlier in the afternoon he and Mr. Kanchit were working cutting tree branches nearby. After they finished they walked to meet an unidentified teenager who was collecting shells.

While in the shell collecting area, Mr. Kanchit slipped and fell into the reservoir. His head cracked against a large rock during his fall and became pinned under a second heavy rock.

His family was informed of the tragic death and his body taken to a local temple to prepare for the last rites.

Just a few days ago a still unidentified skeleton was found at the same reservoir, which we covered here.

Last month, a young boy was drowned at the same reservoir by a mentally ill man.

The reservoir has also been a common place for motorbike thieves to dump the remants of stripped bikes.


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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.