Following a 38-hour search, on Saturday, February 26, the body of Thai actress Nida Patcharaveerapong, better known by her stage name Tangmo, was recovered from the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.
According to the missing person’s report filed on Thursday, February 24th, Tangmo was last seen riding a speedboat.
During a press conference on March 1st, provincial police reportedly confirmed to Thai PBS World that 37-year-old Tangmo had drowned.
According to the postmortem report from the Police General Hospital’s Institute of Forensic Medicine, Tangmo was still breathing when she fell into the river.
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Days Detjob, Tangmo’s brother, verified her claims about who she was.
Rumor has it that Tangmo, along with her manager, the speedboat’s owner, and three friends, were in a boat traveling from Krung Thon Bridge to Rama VII Bridge in Nonthaburi. On Friday, February 25th, the survivors gave statements to the police in Muang Nonthaburi.
According to The Bangkok Post, about 10 p.m., Tangmo, who was not wearing a life jacket, sat at the back of the boat to urinate because the toilet was not working. Then it was stated that she had accidentally fallen into the river. When she fell, her manager reportedly called for aid, and by midnight, emergency personnel had arrived. The swift water of the river and the absence of light made it difficult to conduct a thorough search.
After what is believed to be a fall of around a kilometre, Tangmo’s body was discovered.
The autopsy also revealed that Tangmo’s left leg had had a “deep cut,” which might have been caused by the boat propeller, but could possibly have been inflicted before or after her death. Also, it’s unclear at this time whether she fell or was pushed from the speedboat.
Panida Sirayutthayothin, Tangmo’s mom, claimed she hasn’t heard from her daughter since Friday night and that she believes her daughter may have been murdered. You can get up to date with all the news that has happened recently by checking out TheActiveNews.Com.