A day after a principal in Phitsanulok went missing while fishing in Khan River, authorities announced on Monday, August 3 that they have discovered the dead body.
Nopphadol Saenkhwa, 53, was principal of Ban Huay Hia School in Phitsanulok’s Nakhon Thai district. He was reported missing since Sunday (August 2) evening after he went fishing in Khan River with Kwanfah Hemalud, 40.
The river is located around 4km from Ban Lad Kheu Village where they live.
Hemalud revealed that they were fishing in a shallow area of the river where water was at waist level.
Hemalud said that the heavy rains caused the water level to rise quickly so they decided to swim back to shore, but got swept away by the strong river current. According to Hemalud he was able to get back to shore with the help of nearby villagers, but Nopphadol who was following him was not found.
Hemalud dislocated his right shoulder after being hit by a rock when they were swept away by the current.
Meanwhile, the 39th Military Circle in Phitsanulok province dispatched military personnel and a rescue helicopter to search the river.
Authorities said they found the dead body of Nopphadol stuck to a tree trunk in Khan River, around 3km from the point he was fishing the night before.
The principal’s body was transported to Somdet Phra Yuppharat Nakhon Thai Hospital for autopsy to determine the cause of death.
Source: The Nation Thailand