Residents united to try and rescue ‘Phlaisomrak’, a 115 years old elephant, that fell into some mud at the Pattaya floating market and was unable to get himself up.
Phlaisomrak is the oldest elephant in Thailand and is the great-grandfather of ‘Phlainumsaek’, the elephant from the Tony Ja movie ‘Ong Bak’
The mahouts and residents were filling buckets of water to throw at the elephant while some had put rubber tires underneath his head to keep him from sinking.
These men will need more help to get the 115 year old elephant back on his feet.
A crane that was being used in another part of the floating market was brought over and it took four hours to get the Phlaisomrak back safely onto dry land.