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Police in the Chalong sub-district of Phuket found the drowned body of a 21 year old woman in the pond of a housing estate yesterday evening. After being notified that a woman had fallen into the pond and drowned, the police rushed to the scene. They, along with a diving team, then spent an hour searching the waters for the woman. Earlier, local people also unsuccessfully attempted to search the waters with a rubber dingy. The woman is identified as being mixed-race of  Thai and foreign heritage, and a guest at the estate. Her body has now been sent for […]

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"The most common causes of death in Thailand in 2019 were heart disease, stroke, lower respiratory infections, and kidney disease. "

Nice context!  

How do they know she fell in and didn't go for a swim? 

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I have always been concerned how few Thais are taught to swim. I don't see municipal pools, so kids can learn to swim at school age. It's always struck me as odd, that a country with water around it, doesn't have a swimming program.....hmmm maybe I could start one 🙂

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