Water tragedy: Fish farm owner dragged into watery grave

Water tragedy: Fish farm owner dragged into watery grave

Image courtesy of KhaoSod

A tragic incident occurred yesterday when a Fish farm owner drowns in her pond in Chanthaburi after being lured by a fish. Her younger brother revealed she could not swim.

Investigators reported the discovery of a 68-year-old Nok man dead in a fish pond in Tha Mai district of Chanthaburi. The incident occurred yesterday, July 8, when local police officer Pho Phikul was responding to a call from the Sawang Katanyu Thammasathan Rescue Association.

When they arrived at the scene, they found a former shrimp farm that had now been converted into a fish pond. Nok was floating near a bamboo bridge used to feed the fish. A bamboo fishing rod was found lying at the end of the bridge and a basket containing a fish was placed nearby.

The body showed no signs of foul play and had been in the water for about 18 hours. Her younger brother, Prasert, 64, said Nok ran a pork stall at a local produce market and also raised fish in her pond to earn extra income. After her market duties, she would frequently fish in the pond to fill customers’ orders.

Prasert speculated that his sister was probably fishing as usual but was perhaps exhausted from lack of rest. The fish she caught, probably weighing between 2 and 3 kilograms each, may have exerted enough force to pull her into the water as they grabbed the bait. Unable to swim, Nok drowned.

The rescue team was tasked with transporting Nok’s body for an autopsy to confirm the cause of death before returning his remains to his family for religious rites, KhaoSod reported.

In a similar vein, a Thai couple tragically drowned in an 800-rai reservoir in Nakhon Ratchasima while fishing. The woman, who was not a strong swimmer, struggled and her husband tried to rescue her, but both ended up drowning.

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