A 60-year-old man and his grandson drowned in a pond behind their house in Ratchaburi’s Jom Bueng district on Thursday evening, police said.
Their bodies were retrieved from the bed of the four-metre-deep pond in Moo 8 village in Tambon Berkprai by scuba divers after the boy’s mother, Suphan Buachan, 31, alerted police.
The two victims were identified as Nan Buangam and Thanaphol Boonchan, 6.
The mother said the boy did not return home in the evening after he went to play at his grandfather’s house as was usual practice, so she went to look for him and found the grandpa's sandals and the boy's clothes at the edge of the pond.
Police believe the grandfather took the boy to bathe at the bank of the pond behind his house but the boy accidentally fell into the water, the grandfather tried to rescue him and both drowned.