Drunk man drowns in Chiang Rai pond

In another case of don’t drink and swim, a drunk man is believed to have drowned after taking himself for a swim in a pond in Chiang Rai yesterday, June 20.

The drowning occurred in a pond in Ban Pong Phrabat, Ban Du, Mueang Chiang Rai with the body being discovered at around 3:30 p.m.

Mr. Chaiwat Surawet, 54 had last been seen “playing in water” by relatives earlier in the day. The same relatives, who had gone out to “do business” returned home later in the day and couldn’t find Surawet.

They subsequently found him dead in the pond.

The body was taken to Chiang Rai Pracha Hospital for an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.