Fisherman found dead in Phrae reservoir

A 27-year-old fisherman was found dead by locals in a reservoir in Phrae yesterday, July 2.

The body was found in the Huai Pak Kalo Reservoir, Moo 12 Sai Yoi, Den Chai District at around 11:30 a.m.

The deceased man, Mr. Theerasak Phoomchai from Moo 7 Kao, Den Chai was last seen by friends when he had headed to the reservoir at 9 a.m. that morning.

How he drowned is unknown but it’s believed that he may have been in the water, become cramped then drowned. Unlike most drownings in the north, alcohol is not suspected as playing a role.

The body was taken to the Den Chai Crown Prince Hospital for an autopsy prior to being released to relatives for funeral rites.