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Boy hero, 14, jumps in khlong to save driver – but he’s too late

A 14 year old boy jumped in a khlong to save a driver trapped in an overturned pick up yesterday.

Watana Thiangtham was out with his dad in Cha-Am when they heard villagers calling for help, Thairath reported.

The M2 (Year 9) student at Hua Hin Waithayalai school made the decision to jump in the roadside khlong to try to rescue the stricken driver.

But it was too late – 53 year old Theera Sriphromma had already been in the water twenty minutes and had drowned.

Efforts from medics to revive him failed.

Police said the victim had failed to negotiate a bend in the road and had hit a signpost before ending up overturned in the khlong.

Thai VisaThairath

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