Two young boys drowned on Monday after they sneaked from their homes in Sa Kaew’s Wattana Nakhon district to swim in a village pond, police said.
Police said the two boys sneaked out to swim in the public pond of Ban Sub Mol village in Tambon Chong Koom to cool off in the afternoon.
The two boys were identified as Kittipop Ngamlamom, 5 and Tommy Oliverville, 6.
Discovering that the boys had disappeared, their mothers found sandals near the pond and sought help from a local foundation.
Rescuers later located the bodies in the pond bed, but were unable to resuscitate them. The bodies were sent for autopsy at the district hospital and released to relatives for funeral services.