Surat Thani —
Five people who were stuck in their car after getting into an accident in Surat Thani were rescued by two passing Thai Royal Navy sailors who were on their journey home Monday.
Monday, May 2nd, around 1.00 p.m., Thai Royal Navy sailors Wanchai Kangtin and Adisorn Praiwan from the Naval Military Police Regiment were on their way to visit their hometown when they came across a blue Toyota Fortuner on the side of the road in Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani.
The officers then went to inspect the car and discovered five people, three men and two women, trapped inside. According to the driver’s statement, he lost control of the car due to a slippery road, causing the car to spin several times and bashed the doors in, leaving it unable to be opened.
The officers had to wedge the driver’s side door open in order to rescue all five victims, but two passengers were injured: one with a large cut on the back and the other with dizziness. All victims were transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment and a medical check-up for those uninjured.
The two Navy men advised that Thailand is approaching the rainy season, so drivers should check their vehicle before departing and drive carefully. The two men were both given widespread praise on Thai social media for their assistance.