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Iranian dies after jetski crash off Phuket island

Iranian dies after jetski crash off Phuket island

PHUKET: An Iranian tourist died yesterday afternoon (January 13) after he crashed his rented jet-ski off Naka Noi island.


By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 14 January 2014, 10:36AM


Police were called to Thalang hospital after the body of the 27-year-old man arrived there about an hour after the accident. They noted that there were no wounds or any signs of violence committed on the victim. It appeared that he had drowned.

Pa Khlok Tambon Rescue staff told police that they had learned the victim was staying at the Blue Ocean Studio hotel in Patong and was on a day trip to Naka Noi.

After hiring the jet-ski he had travelled barely 300 metres from the beach when the accident happened.

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Beach life guards went to his aid but were unable to revive him. They brought his body by boat to Ao Por Pier, from where it was taken by ambulance to Thalang Hospital.

The Iranian Consulate has been contacted so that the dead man’s family can be informed.

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