Elderly Man drowns whilst swimming


At 2 pm on 17th November  the emergency services were called to  Chokchai Garden Home 4 Village on Soi Khao Noi as a finish national had died in the swimming pool.

The 71 year old man was identified as Mr. Pekks Paiuio Ko Ponen by his wife and distraught daughter who were crying beside his inert body.

A witness said she was in the pool with her husband when suddenly Mr Ponen sank to the bottom.

Another foreigner jumped in and pulled Mr Ponen out and tried to resuscitate him however he was unsuccessful.

It is thought that Mr Ponen had had severe cramps or possibly an attack of some sort.

His body has now been sent to the Forensic Science Department at the police Hospital for an autopsy and the officers will inform the Embassy of Finland.