An 8-year-old Pattaya girl drowned to death Tuesday after she slipped and fell into a deep pond on Soi Siam Country Club.
The body of Athitaya Sungchaipoom, a student a Nemplubwan School, was pulled from the water by Sawang Boriboon Foundation divers after a 30-minute search. Her 37-year-old mother Banjong had to be treated for fainting.
Nearby resident Nat Somboon, 70, said five children ran up to him asking to save their friend who’d fallen in the pond. By the time he got there, he saw only air bubbles and called rescuers, who arrived too late.