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PW 0744 From role of the searcher drowning victims lead to drowning prevention in the community, nakhon ratchasima province, thailand
  1. Pisit Pongsirisupakul,
  2. Chanchai Supawerakul,
  3. Num Raktham
  1. Buddha Dhamma Hook31 Foundation, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand


The number of the deaths from 2008–2013 were drowned in a most of the country averaged 200 persons a year (with population rate per a thousand equal to 6.4–9.3) in this number were the children lower aged 15 years, averaged 47 children a year, Buddha Dhamma Hook31 Foundation’s Team of Voluntary Underwater Rescue, caused gather into a group of volunteers networking with mainly role to seek for the drowning victims and was operated according to seeking for the drowning victims task from 1993 until the current found that more than 1000 victims that was informed and seek in the water have not one to be survival and the crime scene often found that is the nature water will in the community thus was caused of concept to preventing from the origin rather than solve an end up of the problem that is mean have no chance to survive.

Methods Started operation since 2012 by taught the children and those interested learning about water safety, how to survive by floating in the water and use the easily floating devices (Empty plastic bottles) that assists to buoyancy themselves and how to help the others from drowning in correctly by offered free course 1 time a month and build up the team networking of the community.

Results After operated, the student of Primary Education Level 1–6 trained practical part of 35 000 students, to be the instruction volunteers networking of 1600 volunteers and operated covers the sub-districts of 32 districts of Nakhon Ratchasima Province.

Conclusion Drowning is preventable with operations in simple measures focused skills training for the children, creating the volunteers networking, manage the risk water wills under participation of the community it increases the chances of survival from drowning for the children.

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