Man Drowns in Pattaya After Walking on Marker Buoys

Thailand News Breaking News

Thailand News Breaking News. Image: TN.

The new marker buoys around the designated swimming areas of Jomtien Beach have claimed their first victim. Or, to be more accurate, a young man has fallen off the booms and drowned and the inanimate safety equipment is being blamed for his demise.

Khun Chontawat was in Pattaya with a large group of family members to celebrate his recent graduation from High School. Despite preparing to start university in a few weeks, the 19-year-old decided that it was a good idea to walk along the booms, which are only intended to prevent watercraft from encroaching on vulnerable swimmers.

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