Man found dead in Nan creek

The body of a 45-year-old man was found in a creek in Nan yesterday, Feb. 21.

The body was discovered by locals at around 7:30 a.m. in the creek in Du Tau, Mueang Nan.

The deceased, Mr. Sompong Hanjai, 45 from Ngao District, Lampang was dressed and had equipment on him suggesting that he was fishing at the time of his demise.

While the body was sent for an autopsy it’s suspected that Mr. Hanjai may have died of a heart attack or related congenital disease as opposed to drowning.

It’s believed his body was in the water for between six to seven hours before it was discovered.