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Two young boys drown trying to cool down in Sa Kaew pond

By The Nation

 

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Two young boys drowned on Monday after they sneaked from their homes in Sa Kaew’s Wattana Nakhon district to swim in a village pond, police said.
 

Police said the two boys sneaked out to swim in the public pond of Ban Sub Mol village in Tambon Chong Koom to cool off in the afternoon.

The two boys were identified as Kittipop Ngamlamom, 5 and Tommy Oliverville, 6.

 

Discovering that the boys had disappeared, their mothers found sandals near the pond and sought help from a local foundation.

 

Rescuers later located the bodies in the pond bed, but were unable to resuscitate them. The bodies were sent for autopsy at the district hospital and released to relatives for funeral services.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30368190

 

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29 minutes ago, Moonlover said:

If parents don't swim it would never occur to them to have their children taught and in rural communities, the facilities are not available anyway. Nor the money to provide them or use them.

I partly agree with you, but how much does cost a caring parent to teach a kid to swim?

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23 minutes ago, cardinalblue said:

According to moonlover, no money no facilities no foresight so let them drown....

 

so let’s stop inappropriately applying western standards to the Thai culture....

 

it’s the Thai way....3 youngsters drown on average every day in LOS...let it be

Which is a whole lot less than die on the roads each day. Are we seeing any progress being made there?

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23 minutes ago, Lupatria said:
49 minutes ago, Moonlover said:

If parents don't swim it would never occur to them to have their children taught and in rural communities, the facilities are not available anyway. Nor the money to provide them or use them.

22 minutes ago, Lupatria said:

I partly agree with you, but how much does cost a caring parent to teach a kid to swim?

When a family has 300 to 600 THB a day to survive on, swimming lessons in a none existent facility by a none existent coach is simply out of the question.

 

Nice thought Lupatria, but in reality it just cannot happen.

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1 hour ago, cardinalblue said:

According to moonlover, no money no facilities no foresight so let them drown....

 

so let’s stop inappropriately applying western standards to the Thai culture....

 

it’s the Thai way....3 youngsters drown on average every day in LOS...

 

The thai culture loves traditions, customs and ceremonies....let it be

"According to moonlover, no money no facilities no foresight so let them drown....". Your words, not his. 

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1 hour ago, Lupatria said:

I partly agree with you, but how much does cost a caring parent to teach a kid to swim?

In lieu of asking, if you are truely concerned, do some research and post your findings here. Better yet, sponsoring a child's swimming lessons would be marvelous.

 

I help support a rural school in Cambodia and various projects elsewhere. Action isn't that expensive, but not as cheap as internet chatter.

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3 hours ago, Lupatria said:

We never had to bow down to a flag and sing the national anthem in school, but swimming lessons were mandatory... where would a parent with common sense set the priority?

Rhetorical question... you're in Thailand.

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11 minutes ago, tlandtday said:

very sad

 

 

11 minutes ago, tlandtday said:

very sad

 

yes tragic such young innocent kids. Horrible. Yes TV folks Thailand needs govt programs across the country to teach swimming in schools. e.g. Do The five and stay alive as well as swimming lessons where whole classes of kids are taken to a pool and taught how to swim and safety around water.

I know its off-topic but so many young folks and children die this way too i.e.: Thailand needs a huge new multi-pronged approach for driver ed and law enforcement of road rules. 

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3 hours ago, Lupatria said:

We never had to bow down to a flag and sing the national anthem in school, but swimming lessons were mandatory... where would a parent with common sense set the priority?

You said it yourself, the school was not teaching to swim.

A parent has no real influence on the school's program.

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3 hours ago, Lupatria said:

We never had to bow down to a flag and sing the national anthem in school, but swimming lessons were mandatory... where would a parent with common sense set the priority?

Unfeeling jerk, does being so nasty make you happy?

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