Two men rescued after falling off Chom Thong floodgates

Emergency services workers have rescued two men after they fell off floodgates in Chom Thong yesterday, Dec. 25.

The rescue occurred at the Tambon Mae Soi floodgate on the Ping River at around 6:45 p.m.

According to reports, two men were fishing on the floodgate when one slipped and fell onto a concrete ledge below the wall. The second man fashioned a rope to climb down to him but his rope subsequently broke and he ended falling onto the concrete at the base of the floodgate as well.

Both are described as being injured and subsequently taken to Chom Thong District Hospital.