Kata Rocks
Oak Maedow Phuket BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Newborn boy found abandoned in Patong

Newborn boy found abandoned in Patong

PHUKET: Police are trying to track down the mother of a newborn boy left abandoned behind a bank in Patong early this morning (Sept 23).

patong
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 23 September 2020, 12:40PM


Patong Police Chief Col Aganit Danpitaksat told The Phuket News that police received a call at 6:15am reporting that a baby had been left on a wooden bench seat in the Aroonsom Square plaza, near the junction of Rath-U-Thit 200 Pi Rd and Haad Patong Rd (see map below).

"Police and Kusoldharm rescue workers together rushed to the scene and called Patong Hospital to have a medical team meet us there,” Col Aganit said.

The baby was found on a wooden bench in the plaza open area. The baby was swaddled in cloth and left with a bottle of milk inside black fabric bag marked “I’m Reusable” as part of an Earth Day activity.

“The bag also contained diapers and items of clothing for the baby,” Col Aganit said.

The baby boy, estimated to be no more than seven days old, was taken to Patong Hospital. At last report, the baby was in good health.

Oak Maedow Phuket

The baby was found by a woman walking through the square to work at about 6am. The woman told police that she heard a baby’s cries and looked to find where the sound was coming from, and found the baby in the bag on the seat. She then called the police.

While waiting for the police to arrive, she coddled the baby and fed him some of the milk she said.

“This baby is healthy and does not appear to have suffered any injuries. He is now safe and being cared for at Patong Hospital,” Col Aganit confirmed.

"Police are checking CCTV to try to find who left the baby there, and hopefully track down his mother,” he said.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket prepares for Loy Krathong festival

No mention of Naiharn festivities. You are aware that we have Job2Do playing down south here? ...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Vegetarian Festival goes back to basics

Good piece of Opinion. Indeed, this year is less bizarre what one can see in the processions. 60,000...(Read More)


Phuket Green Day removes 2 tonnes of rubbish from beach and parklands

It is really great that they make the effort to try and clean up the mess Phuket has become. If loca...(Read More)


Concerns raised as Veg Fest attendees lax on COVID protection measures

@ Foot, You are right. So, do your pick. 1: Are there Covid-19 cases on Phuket that justify masks? ...(Read More)


Gathering of 2,000 at Saphan Hin to support monarchy

Yes, very important that the younger generation know how under-handed the latest monarch is. How he ...(Read More)


Gathering of 2,000 at Saphan Hin to support monarchy

The 'younger generation' have the internet and know how to use a VPN. That makes them better...(Read More)


Government urged to hasten economic partnership with China

A certain brown shirted poster,who likes to label some races/nations with generalizing bad attribut...(Read More)


Gathering of 2,000 at Saphan Hin to support monarchy

The leader of the group stressed the importance of the younger generation receiving correct and accu...(Read More)


Government urged to hasten economic partnership with China

Now 'everything' is FOR SALE in Thailand. That attracts Chinese investors. But the Chamber&#...(Read More)


New BOT Governor advises government to offer more direct assistance

Economy starts recovering in 1st quarter of 2021? Nonsense, just Officialdom pep talk. Thai economy ...(Read More)