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Foreigner jumps into Chiang Mai canal to save Thai teen from sinking car

An elderly foreigner was praised online for saving the life of a Chiang Mai teen whose car had strayed off the road and into a khlong last night.

The heroic act of James Charles Grand, 61, was shared by Chiang Mai Facebook community “Guru Chiang Mai,” after the foreigner dove in to retrieve the injured teen from the sinking car.

Grant, whose nationality was not disclosed, was reportedly riding a motorbike when he passed by the scene of the accident in central Chiang Mai. The Thai teen was sent to the hospital by rescue volunteers.

From a closer examination of the accident, police have found that the driver, an unidentified male , was driving alone in the area and cut off by another vehicle — the surprise made him veer off the road.

The accident is still being investigated, Sanook reported.




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