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Woman, 21, found drowned in Chalong

PHUKET: The body of a 21-year-old woman was recovered from a pond at Land & Houses Park housing estate in Chalong yesterday evening (Jan 19).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 20 January 2022, 09:24AM


Lt Col Somkiat Sarasit of the Chalong Police was notified of the incident at 5:30pm.

A woman had fallen into the water and drowned, police were told.

Police and rescue workers from Chalong Municipality and an EMS Advance Unit of Chalong Hospital all rushed to the scene, but were unable to locate the woman, Lt Col Somkiat said.

Local residents had already used a rubber dinghy to search the waters, to no avail, he said.

Divers from the Kusoldharm Foundation were called in to search the waters, which were several metres deep, Lt Col Somkiat added.

After about an hour of searching the divers had located the woman’s body and brought it to shore.

The woman was described as “luk kreung” (half-Thai, half-foreign) and staying at the Land & Houses Park housing estate.

The woman’s body was sent for medical examination while police continue their investigation into the woman’s death, Lt Col Somkiat added.

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Kurt | 20 January 2022 - 13:28:50

I learned swimming when I was 6 years old while being in elementary school. Weekly    2 swimming lesson hours.(part of school sport hours) By schoolbus to indoor pool. In about 2 months you got your swimming diploma. A relieve for parents. In Thailand it could be also a part of elementary school education. It contribute to health as well. Why not?

bigasail | 20 January 2022 - 12:13:56

The most Thais have more important things to do than learn to swim,like to make a living.
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maverick | 20 January 2022 - 10:04:32

JohnC@ indicative of a developing country much of Africa has the same challenges with the notable exception of South Africa, tragedies still occur there though - the other issue in Thailand is it is not law for swimming pools to be fenced or covered - many infant tragedies amongst farang community as well

JohnC | 20 January 2022 - 09:30:52

Standard practice in most western countries is that ALL children are taught how to swim during their schooling. One of the saddest things in this country is that most locals can't swim to save themselves. A country with a large coastline and major waterways. It is such an easy thing to learn and the benefits speak for themselves.

 

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