Australian woman dead after colliding with husband's jetski at Kata Beach

An Australian woman, Emily Jayne Collie, 20, has died after colliding with her husband as the couple were riding jetskis near Kata Beach at 4:45pm today (5 Feb).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 5 February 2017, 08:11PM

The married couple hired two jetskis earlier that day from a vendor at Karon Beach and reportedly rode them at high speed to Kata Beach.

While riding near Kata Beach the couple collided in the water at high speed and the woman suffered severe injuries to her neck and shoulders.

The man, who has not yet been identified, suffered only minor injuries.

The couple were rescued from the water by local lifeguards, who, along with the husband and rescue workers, performed CPR on the woman for 15 minutes before she was transported by ambulance to Chalong Hospital at 5pm.

The woman was pronounced dead on arrival at Chalong Hospital.

The woman's body has been sent to Vachira Hospital for further investigation into the cause of death.

The woman's family in Australia have been informed of her death.



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Sir Burr | 06 February 2017 - 20:58:22

Kurt, do your own research just like I did.

Kurt | 06 February 2017 - 15:48:35

@Sir Burr, what kind of  license a thai speedboat driver and longtail tourist boat driver needs?

Sir Burr | 06 February 2017 - 14:17:20

@Capt B.
You need a second class helmsman\\\'s license.

Brian Chung | 06 February 2017 - 13:11:52

I was there at that very moment when she and her partner arrived at Kata Beach.  my heart goes out to the deceased, her partner and all the people who love her.  May her rest in peace.

Capt B | 06 February 2017 - 12:18:06

In Thailand it is law that the person operating the Personal Water Craft must have a Thai Captain's Certificate or internationally recognized Captain's Cert.
The jet ski operator hiring out the craft to persons without correct certificate will probably be prosecuted assuming that they did not hold Australian Master's / Skipper's / PWC Certificates.

BenPendejo | 06 February 2017 - 11:55:37

As much as all of us farang care about this senseless death and waste of life, we still need to face the fact that the jetski thug mafia is in charge here, and there is not one government official that has the balls to stand up to them.  With the Governors recent foolish statement that there is no corruption in Phuket, he was conveniently overlooking the criminal elements that allow for this conti...

peter rawai | 06 February 2017 - 08:42:06

Another unnecessary death caused by renting out jet skis to unlicensed riders in a industry that was supposed to be banned years ago, Why don't the authorities close it down as they said they were going to 

Nasa123 | 06 February 2017 - 05:49:50

Gov Chokchai now you have 1 more  dead Tourist on your shoulders how many do you want ?. When YOU want the remove these rowdy muddy beach boys who hire out the Jet Ski in Phuket  They have never followed a single rule`s, they refuel gasoline on the beach and they write contracts on the beach (Sand) illegal and that is where your problem comes Mr Gov Chokchai + many more thing . It is your responsi...

Australian Deaths | 06 February 2017 - 00:28:38

Someone has to remind visitors to Thailand that it's the most dangerous country in the world for Australians. More Aussies die here than in any other country.

Don't take any chances or risks when you come here because if you do get injured, the medical care here isn't provided at the same level as Australia. 

There's no helicopters or Jetskis coming to pick you up quickly and...

Discover Thainess | 05 February 2017 - 21:55:35

Jet skis and taxis are the two biggest nuisances on Phuket. Yet another unnecessary fatality, my heart goes out to the friends and family of the deceased. Maybe one day the authorities will really take tourist safety seriously. It's not just "all about the money". 

Asterix | 05 February 2017 - 20:37:44

Too many young foreigners without boat driving license are riding powerful dangerous jet-skis without knowledge and today one young lady losts her life because those law-enforcers are grabbing some dough to look the other side of too many problems plaguing Phuket.
"Mai Pen Rai" and negligence on duty save the face to too many irresponsible civil servants.

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