Passers-by Jump Into Dirty Canal To Save Drowning Man

Published on 19th October 2019 by Stickboy BKK

Passers-by Jump Into Dirty Canal To Save Drowning Man

The dramatic moment two passers-by leapt into a dirty canal to save a drowning man was caught on camera and widely shared this week on Thai social media with all praising the heroics of the two men.

The motorcycle rider was knocked into the water after a collision on the road next to the canal in Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon.

Onlookers said the victim was left unconscious after the collision and was dazed, unable to support himself in the sewage-infested water.

Passing motorcycle taxi rider Somchai Nakornthap leapt into the water to help. Although the canal was not deep, he could not lift the victim up to the ground by himself.

A second man, a salesman who on his way to a meeting, then jumped in and the pair of them battled through the sludge to lift the injured man to safety.

Footage taken by the man’s co-worker Sutimas Pianmatray shows how the hauled the man to safety.

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