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

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33 minutes ago, wirat69 said:

Past tense of dive is 'dived'.... "dove" is a noun referring to white pigeon !!

He probably ''plunged headlong in the tide'' though i doubt that his name is Horatius

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Excellent! So many good deeds never get deserved media attention.

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17 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

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).

Maybe just too many moats for Thai drivers?

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17 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

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).

Most  truck drivers often fall asleep on the wheel, others are not being careful and drive over the edge. If you are outside of bangkok, there are a lot of roads that run along klongs with no protective barrier, not even a concrete protrusion.  To add to that sometimes drivers think there is a small grass run off, and accidentally try to drive over the grass, but they end up falling in.

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I got saved by a Thai guy a few months ago after riding into a Klong.

With out his help I,d not be writing this.

Cannot thank him enough.

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1 minute ago, petertucker48 said:

I got saved by a Thai guy a few months ago after riding into a Klong.

With out his help I,d not be writing this.

Cannot thank him enough.

did you give him a T-shirt ?

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1 hour ago, masuk said:

I hope the rescuer doesn't catch something nasty. The water in the moat looked far from clean recently.

 

First thing i thought too. Think I'd take a round of antibiotics if it were me.

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16 hours ago, cmsally said:

Stripped off to dive in ??

Bit difficult to  swim in long trousers!

And run the risk of being arrested for being naked ,no dont buy that.He wasnt doing laps he probably only had to jump in next to the car and looks immaculate .

 

Maybe its that new line of drip dry clothing.Where is Dave when you need him ?

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14 minutes ago, Rob13 said:

 

First thing i thought too. Think I'd take a round of antibiotics if it were me.

He'll probably be admitted to hospital next week with some life-threatening infection, then the Thais will be complaining about him not having medical insurance.

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I remember when I was young my dad and i where out in a motor boat and when we wear near a pier saw two little kids fall off the dock. I jumped out of the boat and grabbed the kids by the collar and pulled them to safety.  their father was working inside his boat and didn't know they fell in the water. Hero no just doing the right thing that's all.

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16 hours ago, janclaes47 said:

 

Probably his work permit.

555 no good deed goes unpunished!  Good job though.  Remember, when going into unclear water to rescue someone, enter the water slowly.  If you must jump, jump feet first to prevent injury from hidden objects  that could cause injury

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The gentleman was a Mr James Grant as reported by City Life today .If you happen to come across him buy him a beer.

 

Apparently the driver is reporting that he was run off the roiad by an erratic fellow driver.Not in CM surely

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Well done that man, I sincerely hope that the teen and his family look for him and buy him a beer or two :thumbsup:

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20 hours ago, LMM said:

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

Quite. Stupid b___gers!

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