Fish Farm Owner Drowns in Own Fish Pond

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jul.10 - 2024 12:43 PM CET

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She was not a swimmer.

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A devastating incident unfolded in Chanthaburi, Thailand, on July 8th, when 68-year-old Nok tragically drowned in her own fish pond, according to Lenta.

Routine Fishing Expedition

Nok, known for running a pork stall at a local market and supplementing her income with fish farming, met her untimely demise after a routine fishing expedition turned fatal.

Local authorities, responding to a call from the Sawang Katanyu Thammasathan Rescue Association, discovered Nok's lifeless body in the pond, located in the Tha Mai district. The former shrimp farm, now converted into a fish pond, was where Nok frequently tended to her livelihood.

She was found near a bamboo bridge used for fish feeding, with a bamboo fishing rod and a basket containing a fish nearby.

Not a Swimmer

According to her younger brother, Prasert, Nok was not a swimmer. He explained that after long days at the market, Nok would often fish to fulfill customer orders.

On the day of the incident, it is speculated that Nok, tired from her daily activities and perhaps lacking adequate rest, was attempting to retrieve a fish when the unfortunate accident occurred. The force of a large fish taking the bait likely caused her to lose balance and fall into the water, where she tragically drowned.

The incident has prompted local authorities to conduct an autopsy to ascertain the exact cause of Nok's death. Once completed, her body will be returned to her family for final rites. This unfortunate event underscores the risks and challenges faced by individuals in rural areas who rely on such livelihoods to make ends meet.