PRACHINBURI — An 18-year-old man reportedly drowned last night while trying to swim across Prachinburi River over a lost World Cup bet he has made with friends.
According to his friends, the victim, whose name has been withheld by police, vowed to swim across the river if Brazil lost in the semi-final round of the FIFA World Cup.
After Germany beat Brazil 7-1, the victim reportedly kept his word and arrived at the pier of Goddess Tub Tim Shrine at 7 pm last night.
He then jumped into the river and proceeded to swim to the other side, but disappeared somewhere in mid-river, his friends say.
Rescue workers later found his body at around midnight.