Police and local officials were perplexed after someone found a seven year old child wandering the beach in the dark at Bang Saen.
The child – named only as “A” – was crying for her mummy and was largely incoherent.
The cops put out an APB on Facebook.
It was nearly midnight before Orn, the child’s mother, was reunited with her daughter. She had reached Bangkok – about 100 kms away – before she realised she was daughter-less.
The child’s grandmother explained to Sanook that it had been a family outing in two cars from Bangkok.
“A” was with her stepdad and mum first of all then switched to gran’s vehicle after a bit of mid-journey merit making at a temple.
After a fun day at the popular beach both her mum and her gran thought A was in the other car.