Swedish expatriate Thomas Isaksen, 39, died on April 19 in Paliang in Trang province while trying to rescue his neighbour’s 3-year-old son who had fallen into a well that was being dug in the village.
According to the police, the 3-year-old Mio had played near the 10 meter deep well when he fell into the hole. At first, the 24-year-old uncle of Mio had tried to rescue the child by going down by a rope into the well. But he had no strength to climb back up with the child.
Thomas Isaksen then offered to go down to pull out the two people trapped in the well. But when he reached the bottom of the well, the oxygen had been so depleted that he couldn’t breathe and he apparently died along with the boy and his uncle from lack of oxygen.
Mr Thomas Isaksen lived in the village with his 33-year-old Thai wife Nattika Suwanvela.
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