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    Forest ranger drowns crossing a raging river to erect a rope bridge

    A park ranger has drowned as he tried to cross a swollen river in Khao Laem National Park, in Thailandís western province of Kanchanaburi, to set up a rope bridge to help his colleagues cross the river.


    Mr. Tewin Meesap, chief of Kao Laem National Park, told Thai PBS Thursday that the victim, 27-year old Phuwadon Pongsa, was among a group of six rangers out on patrol and setting up camera traps, to take pictures of wild animals in the San Nok Wua area.


    On their way back to their camp yesterday, they had to cross the raging Runtee River to reach a truck waiting in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, which had been sent to pick them up.


    Phuwadon volunteered to cross the swollen river by tying himself to a rope and carrying it over, for his fellow rangers to use. Unfortunately, he was swept away by the strong currents, leaving the other rangers helpless and unable to assist.


    The rangerís body was recovered today, while his colleagues were recovered by reinforcements. His remains have been sent to his family in Sangkhla Buri district for the funeral.


    Mr. Tewin said that Mr. Phuwadonís death was the seventh this year among park rangers of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, adding that the department will do its best to take care of the victimís wife and two children.

    Forest ranger drowns crossing a raging river to erect a rope bridge – Thai PBS World

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    I was going to ask why he himself was not attached by rope to the bank, then I reallsed what a dumb fucking question that was.

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    Dunno about that. If the current is strong and raging that rope wrapped around him would work against him. He may have taken it off himself.

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    adding that the department will do its best to take care of the victim’s wife and two children.
    the 3000 baht and 2 kilos of rice compensation is on its way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Dunno about that. If the current is strong and raging that rope wrapped around him would work against him. He may have taken it off himself.
    If it was that strong and raging he shouldn't even have been in the water Misskit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    the 3000 baht and 2 kilos of rice compensation is on its way.
    It seems that you are well versed in Thai workers' life and the compensation of a working accident, especially if a state employee. Then, there is not much for you what you haven't known, only perhaps what is "pakaan sankom"...

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