Child drowns at Phuket water park
published : 24 Feb 2020 at 10:26
writer: Achadthaya Chuenniran
PHUKET: A 3-year-old boy drowned in a pool at a popular water park in Thalang district on Sunday evening, police said.
The drowning at the Blue Tree Water Park on Si Sunthorn road in tambon Choeng Thale ws reported about 6.30pm, Pol Capt Yanpatr Malai, a Choeng Thale police investigator, said.
William Watson, a British national, and his Thai wife Sumitra said they were at the water park with their two sons, aged 7 and 3, and other families.
Mrs Sumitra said she was watching her 7-year-old son playing in a pool about 120 centimetres deep. Her other son, John, was running on the edge of the pool and suddenly fell into the water and sank from sight.
She called for help and a lifeguard went into the pool and brought the boy to the surface.
He was unconscious
Rescuers from the tambon Si Sunthorn municipality rushed the child to Thalang Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The autopsy showed he drowned.