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Man dies after family scattering ashes falls in the sea at Khao Takiap rocks

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Man dies after family scattering ashes falls in the sea at Khao Takiap rocks

 

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Tragedy struck yesterday afternoon when a 59 year old Thai man drowned at the rocks at Khao Takiap, Hua Hin.
 
He was one of six family members from Petchabun who all fell in the sea while scattering ashes of a dead relative.
 
Monks at the nearby temple had alerted police who rushed to the scene with a rescue team who used ropes to pull up the men and women who had slipped.
 
The victim - Thonongsak Awakulapanich - had fallen in when he slipped on the slippery rocks in the drizzly weather. The rest of the family had then tried to save him by entering the water too as they were all bashed against the rocks in heavy seas and high winds. 
 
Medics tried to revive Thanongsak and used CPR but he was pronounced dead at Hua Hin Hospital thereafter. He had spent a long time in the water.
 
The area is known as as the Bon Nang Ngam rocks. 
 
Narong Phumkaew, 50, a rescue volunteer said the people were all members of a Petchabun family who had come to Hua Hin to scatter the ashes of a relative who had died recently.
 
Source: Thai Rath
 
 
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20 hours ago, JOC said:

What a sad story.......

Hope the remaining family are not going to scatter his ashes in the same place......:coffee1:

 

Of course they will, tradition demands it. 

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The tragedy is that they took the man to Hua Hin hospital. On a good day, with no traffic it is  about 30 minutes  (14 km) away from the wat. On the weekend at that time of day it is  closer to an hour to get to that hospital.

 

Bangkok hospital is   about 6 km away and  with no traffic about 15 minutes away. On busy days, the traffic isn't as heavy at that end of the stip, so still  about 20 minutes or so. Bangkok hospital has a trauma facility. San Paulo hostila is  1/2 or so further and  maybe another 5-10 minutes.

 

Why oh why would they travel  to the most distant hospital in Hua Hin. 

 

Oh yes, I know, private care that costs money vs. public hospital.  However, under the  regulations,  the closest  emergency facility is to be used. he could have been transported after stabilizing at the trauma center.  Another reason why there is a need for a common hospital system in Thailand.

 

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22 hours ago, Stokakrishna said:

family of morons. cannot even scatter ashes into the wind...

Darwin had a theory, didn't realize it was genetic. Wait, what? I mean nationalistic :whistling:

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