Swedish Hero Dies Rescuing Thai Boy

Thomas Isaksen 39 years from Sweden, died on 19 April 2010 in Paliang in Trang Province in Thailand while trying to rescue his neighbours 3 year old son, Mio, who had fallen into a well that was being dug in the village.
According to the police, who went to the scene, the 3 year old had played near the 10 meter deep well when he fell into the hole. At first, Mr. Vishnu Sugar, the 24 years 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.
Swedish Thomas Isaksen then offered to go down to pull out the two people trapped in the well. Thomas Isaksen lived in the village with his 33 year old Thai wife Nattika Suwanvela. But when he reached the bottom of the well, the oxygen had been so depleted, that he couldn’t breathe and he apparently died from lack of oxygen.

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