Khet Udomsak teaches local kids to swim

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Khet Udomsak gave swimming lessons to sub-district youths to help avert drownings and other water accidents.

Mayor Pairoj Malakul Na Ayutthaya hosted the Jan. 16 training session at Abhakornkiatiwong Hospital at the Sattahip Naval Base along with local government officials teachers and students.

Program director Capt. Wajeera Petchwichien, the Toey Ngam Community leader, said each year many children die from drowning. Many of those accidents, he said, could have been prevented.

An instructor shows students some of the techniques needed to save a drowning victim.An instructor shows students some of the techniques needed to save a drowning victim.

Four communities in the Sattahip sub-district organized the swimming lessons to prevent future tragedies. About 120 people participated.

Pairoj said he admired the effort put in by volunteers and hope that youths will be able to enjoy the water without worry in the future.