3 Sriracha anglers rescued after fishing boat sinks

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Three Sriracha anglers were drenched, but otherwise unhurt, when their hired fishing boat sank off Pattaya’s Near Islands.

Marine rescuers pulled tourists Sombat Un-nao, 36, Punya Suthawit, 32, and Sukrit Phaksuan, 34, out of Pattaya Bay around 10:30 Dec. 10.

The men said they’d hired the boat to do some overnight fishing, but high waves whipped up by strong winds began swamping the small boat, causing it to slowly sink.

Punya said he realized what was happening and calmly called rescue officials, who arrived with three boats to save the men, but it was too late for the boat.

Soaked but generally unhurt, the fishermen are brought ashore by marine rescuers. Soaked but generally unhurt, the fishermen are brought ashore by marine rescuers.