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Australian man, 70, dies after Phuket parasail accident

PHUKET: A 70-year-old Australian man died today after falling into the sea during a parasail ride at Kata Beach.

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Wednesday 12 July 2017, 05:55PM


Police question the parasail operators at Karon Police Station: Photo: Karon Police
Police question the parasail operators at Karon Police Station: Photo: Karon Police

The Narenthorn EMS Centre stationed at Vachira Phuket Hospital received a report from lifeguards stationed at Kata Beach at about midday today (July 12) stating that a foreigner had sustained injuries after falling from a parasail.

Rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a foreigner man lying on the beach. He was taken to Patong Hospital where a doctor and a medical team tried to assist him but he was later pronounced dead.

Capt Weerayuth Phanyasirisukworakul of the Patong Police arrived at Patong Hospital and said, “We found several red marks the man’s body. It is believed these marks were from when the body hit the water.

“However, it has not yet been confirmed what caused his death,” Capt Weerayuth added.

Police have yet to decide whether to press any charges against those involved in the incident, Lt Suwisit Keereerak of the Karon Police also confirmed.

“We are continuing our investigation,” he said.

The Australian Consulate-General in Phuket has been been notified of the incident.

The Phuket News is withholding the man’s names until it has been confirmed his family have been notified.

 

 

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Christy Sweet | 15 July 2017 - 10:20:35

Looking at the video of this fall, it appears to me the man is not reacting in any way that I would in the same situation-as in flailing arms, etc. He seems too calm, even rigid. Can we really dismiss the possibility this was a suicide? 

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Jor12 | 14 July 2017 - 19:09:51

Paully44... I have not defended the "Scum" as you wrongly suggest, merely agreeing with ematt when he states.."No details yet as to what caused the accident, and PN lynch mob has already pronounced both verdict and sentence."

The buck may stop at the operator as you state, but it may reduce it to small change, if the deceased was blameworthy or that his death was not caused by his fall, but a pre-existing condition or subsequent condition which the fall precipitated in his untimely tragic death, but as ematt rightly states, the "...PN lynch mob has already pronounced both verdict and sentence."

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Pauly44 | 14 July 2017 - 09:59:46

Agree with some of your post benny99 but the buck stops with the operator, I've been involved with Thailand long enough to be able to read between the lines & understand what goes on, take a look at the picture of the 2 chaps, it speaks volumes.

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benny99 | 14 July 2017 - 04:26:34

I'm sure these guys never intended for anyone to get killed, they're just out trying to make some bucks. Accidents comes in all things and activties...it's also your responsbility to know what's potentially risky. Even just riding a scooter bike around or just crossing the streets can be risky.  So think ahead and take precautions for youself, don't depend on others that's your best chance for survival.

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benny99 | 14 July 2017 - 04:09:18

...it's true Phuket authorities needs to constantly improve safety for everyone but these tourists, especially the really old ones who are 60 in ages and over need to use common sense and look after themselves better.  Nobody is going to baby sit them 24/7 to prevent them from having accidents and dying if they risk doing potentially dangerous activities.  Parasailing is potentially dangerous, something could go wrong, you could end up getting smashed to the ground.  It is something I would think twice before trying it.

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MartinK | 14 July 2017 - 03:01:13

Ematt, BenP, Jor12 - whilst normally I would concur about the lynch mob they are on point with this one. The operator has no license to operate, proper safety and instruction is clearly not carried out by these fellows and unfortunately the time to squawk is NOW!. Long-termers well know that while today this is in the headlines tomorrow it will disappear like the bunjee jumping site that was unlicensed and poorly equipped and killed a tourist, or the jet ski mobster who was video'd and it was big news for a month or so.  These two will never serve a day unless there is pressure and simple math would tell you that most of these businesses are unlicensed since the Marine group admits there are more operators of parasail and jet ski on the beach than licesnes have been issued.

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Pauly44 | 13 July 2017 - 19:51:30

Read the story Jor 12 and eat your words! Bizarre conclusion I would say is bang on, they've been charged with recklessness causing death and yet you continue to defend these scum as always your comments are wrong.

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BenPendejo | 13 July 2017 - 18:02:29

I also agree with ematt... what is missing and is needed immediately is a crew with pitchforks and torches...and that is probably more likely to happen than the police and/or Marine Office showing up to do anything.  It has been years and many deaths and injuries...and nothing is ever done...NOTHING!.  And the body language of the accused boat/parasail operators shown above shouts loudly.  They look like they can hardly be bothered with this crap...and know they will be back at it in a couple days, at the latest.  And we can bank on the fact that the penalties for these reckless a-holes will be trivial and an outrage to justice.

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Jor12 | 13 July 2017 - 17:55:19

Paully44...it is you and the other PN lynch mob to which ematt refers. For starters, how do you arrive at your bizzare conclusion that is was "operator / instructor error." Ematt - like others - 
have not made any conclusions at all as you wrongly state, only the PN lynch mob. The rest of your comments are also baseless.

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Pauly44 | 13 July 2017 - 12:21:42

Well ematt at the end of the day he was in "their" hands with regards to safety and what else could it possibly be other than operator / instructor error or poorly maintained equipment?? Please enlighten us with your excuses! Does nobody understand the attitude these people have towards foreigners is they simply don't care about them, they are all just a money machine for Thai people, they are not welcome in their country & if one or 2 dies it's no biggy to them, they will be out doing the same thing in a week or so.

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