A 10-year-old girl unable to swim drowned in a South
Pattaya condominium pool after diving into the deep end.
Angkana Phanchaem was pronounced dead at Pattaya
Memorial Hospital May 24 after being rescued from the swimming pool at
Pattaya Center Condotel.
The girl’s mother, Rianthong Iam-mat, said she was
working as a custodian at the Chaimongkol Temple next door when her
daughter’s friend Chonlada came to tell her of the accident. Apparently
she and Angkana had gone swimming as they had done many times. While
they always stayed in the shallow end before, for some reason, Chonlada
said, Angkana jumped into the deep end, which is 3 meters deep at one
Unable to swim, the girl drowned. Rianthong said she
had no plans to press any charges against condominium management or the