A 74-year-old man drowned while laying a net trap in a canal in Prachin Buri's Kabin Buri district on Monday night.
The body of Kerd Phetlert was retrieved from the Huay Yang Canal at 9.45pm.
Kerd had worked at Duangkamol's durian orchard for seven months. He stayed in the workers' house on the orchard.
Other workers saw him leaving with a net trap at dusk. They alerted police when he did not return to the living quarters hours later.
He was found with the net tied to one of his ankles.