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

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

By Coconuts Bangkok 

 

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Photo: Guru Chiang Mai/ Facebook

 

CHIANG MAI: -- 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. 

 

Full story: https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/foreigner-jumps-chiang-mai-canal-save-thai-teen-sinking-car/

 
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Fair play to him for risking his life to save another. It is so nice to hear a good news story involving a foreigner, when so much of what we hear of is sad, bad and ugly.

I hope the young man saved makes a full recovery.

 

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Fair play to him for risking his life to save another. It is so nice to hear a good news story involving a foreigner, when so much of what we hear of is sad, bad and ugly.
I hope the young man saved makes a full recovery.
 
Yes.
I can relate to stories like this in personal way.
As a teen I was saved from certain drowning by two strangers.
This kid will never forget his real life angel.

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1 minute ago, Jingthing said:

Yes.
I can relate to stories like this in personal way.
As a teen I was saved from certain drowning by two strangers.
This kid will never forget his real life angel.

I did it three times many years back and they never bought me a beer.....:sad:

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An excellent story of the type of expat Thailand needs... Kudos too him... 

 

On a slightly different note: It seems that there are so many cars which end up in the moat. How is that ?

Either people really have no idea how to drive, or there are so many extremely drunk drivers (or a combination of both).

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There is a video on CM108, but it is after it happened. Near School for the Blind , Suan Dokh Gate area.

Apparently used his rather large crash helmet to break the window and get him out. See you should always wear a crash helmet, it has its uses !!

 

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So age 61 is "elderly" now, eh coconuts? Typical ageist millenials...

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Truly heroic, but don't understand the picture...are the BIBs checking his license after saving someone???

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Way to go..fast thinking....Now he wants to be left alone...old school...

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

car had strayed off the road and into a khlong

 

For this very reason, I always try to keep my cars on a short leash.

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23 minutes ago, Rama said:

Truly heroic, but don't understand the picture...are the BIBs checking his license after saving someone???

This photo might have been taken at another time.His heroic act of diving in the moat would I suggest leave him dripping wet

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10 minutes ago, Sparkles said:

This photo might have been taken at another time.His heroic act of diving in the moat would I suggest leave him dripping wet

Stripped off to dive in ??

Bit difficult to  swim in long trousers!

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1 hour ago, Rama said:

Truly heroic, but don't understand the picture...are the BIBs checking his license after saving someone???

 

Probably his work permit.

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