15-year-old drowns while cooling off in Chiang Rai reservoir

A 15-year-old boy drowned while cooling off with friends in a reservoir in Chiang Rai yesterday, May 6.

The accident occurred at the Mae Taemae Reservoir in Chedi Luang, Mae Suai District at around 5:50 p.m.

The deceased, Sorot Khun Baye Ku from Moo 9 Chedi Luang had been playing with his friends in the reservoir. The group decided to swim to shore and upon arriving realized that Sorot was missing.

They were unable to locate him with emergency services called to the scene. Divers recovered the body at around 5:50 p.m.

Sorot was known to suffer from asthma with the current theory being that he may have had an asthma attack, causing him to drown.

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