One dead following boating accident in Lampang

One man has died after he fell from a boat and drowned in a reservoir in Lampang Province.

The body of Mr. Kittipong Phrae, 24 was retrieved by police divers at the Maesao Reservoir in Tha Sop Sao, Mae Tha District yesterday Aug. 27.

According to reports, Mr. Phrae was fishing in the boat with another person when it experienced an “accident” 50 meters offshore. The other man swam to shore with Mr. Phrae, described as a poor swimmer, not making it.

The body was sent to a local hospital for an autopsy before being released to relatives for funeral rites.