Meanwhile, one of the speedboat’s crew has since been charged with recklessness causing the death of another person.
Lt Col Cheatpan Vichaidit, Chief Investigator at Phi Phi Police Station told The Phuket News today (July 11), “I can confirm that despite all efforts to save him, Mr Li died at 11.23 pm on July 8 at Krabi Hospital due to the injuries he sustained after being hit by the propeller.
“The tour company’s insurance has paid about B2.3 million in compensation to Mr Li’s family, the tour company also covered the costs of the family’s visit to Thailand following the incident,” he said.
“One of the speedboat’s crew, Naradon Tongdee, 20, who was the one who started the engine causing Mr Li’s injuries, has since been charged with recklessness causing the death of another person,” He added.
Sub Lt Suwan Tuamsri from Krabi Tourist Police was called to investigate an incident at around midday last Thursday where it had been reported that Mr Li had suffered injuries to his left leg an right ankle when hit by the propeller of a speedboat engine. (See story here.)