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Phuket parasail operators charged with recklessness causing death

PHUKET: Following the death of a 70-year-old Australian man who died after falling from a parasail at Kata Beach yesterday, the parasail rider and helmsman of the boat towing the parasail have been charged with recklessness causing death.

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Thursday 13 July 2017, 10:52AM


At around midday yesterday (July 12), the Narenthorn EMS Centre stationed at Vachira Phuket Hospital received a report from lifeguards stationed at Kata Beach stating that a foreigner had sustained injuries after falling from a parasail.

Rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a foreigner man, later named as Mr Roger John Hussey, 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. (See story here.)

After the incident, at around 4:30pm, Lt Suwisit Keereerak of the Karon Police questioned parasail rider Mr Rungroj Rakcheep, 38, and the “Beer Beam” speedboat helmsman and owner Mr Montiean Jandang, 44 about the incident.

The parasail equipment used when the incident took place was also taken to Karon Police Station.

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Lt Suwisit said, “Rungroj told us that before taking off on the parasail he told the Australian man to hold the middle of clips using the correct method. When the parasail was up, the Australian man let go of the clips and spread his arms out wide. He then grabbed hold of the clips again but became unattached from the harness and fell,” Lt Suwisit said.

“We believe that when the Australian man grabbed the clips again he might have pushed the clips making them imperfect and this resulted in his fall.

“However, Montiean and Rungroj were charged with reckless causing death and they acknowledged the charge,” Lt Suwisit added.

 

 

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Laughing Out Loud | 14 July 2017 - 13:02:21

Relax everyone.  I read somewhere a safety campaign would be kicking off soon.  Oops, that was Patong.

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Paddy | 14 July 2017 - 12:32:47

The forensic police will solve this in no time at all. If they can find Kata beach that is ?

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Paddy | 14 July 2017 - 12:26:54

I'm surprised they did not say suicide.
 

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Mr. X | 13 July 2017 - 20:56:39

I hope they to stop this guys do doo this parasailing. 
Im surfing at kata bech and this guys just dont care if they hurt someone,
they dont have any of safty howknow, i was alway wondering that never something happen. And now .... e voila...

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skip | 13 July 2017 - 20:18:50

This will be downgraded, downplayed and explained away to a 500 baht fine or equivalent as the victim cannot defend himself for the obvious reasons. Some compensation may eventuate but certainly not on par as if it was a thai national who died. These harnesses cant be undone accidentally if there is weight on them as the weight keeps them locked. That is if they are the correct safety harnesses in use. Also if you look closely you can see repair knots in the tow rope and the last time i saw one snap was during a large swell on the north end of patong and the parasailor missed the rocks by metres and they became tangled underwater by the chute and nylon strings in a big swell and almost ended in 2 deaths. Unfortunately thai safety standards are only implemented AFTER deaths and trageDIES. A quote by a noted international coroner was "dead bodies cant lie in court" ...but defendants will !

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CaptainJack69 | 13 July 2017 - 17:49:43

"he might have pushed the clips making them imperfect and this resulted in his fall"

Wo there with the sweeping statements Lt. Suwisit. If indeed the clips did come undone then what "resulted in his fall" were the inadequate clips provided by the accused parties.

The operators had a clear duty of care and the deceased had a reasonable expectation of safety in the eyes of the law. Providing clips that can become released simply by gripping them is a clear breach of those conditions and as such the operators are guilty of Recklessness Causing Death (AKA Negligent Homicide).

I'm glad these guys have been charged and I hope the mealy mouthed public statements of careless/negligent police officers don't influence the outcome in any way.

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Discover Thainess | 13 July 2017 - 13:29:18

Yes, blame the poor gentleman who died, must have been his fault. What nonsense ! The operators have a duty of care! As per @Simon - bad the bloody lot of them along with the jet skis , far too many deaths to be allowed to continue. 

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simon01 | 13 July 2017 - 12:44:55

Why was he told to hold the clips at all. He should have been holding the webbing of the harness. This is just what happens when these guys are allowed to run wild and do not need any form of license or qualification. (by license I mean skippers license or parasailing qualification) We know they have a local bit of paper that says they can use the beach to make money as they pay the local fees to allow them to use the beach. ALL of these including jet ski should be remove from all beaches if Phuket ever wants to clean up its image and get rid of the "anything goes" reputation as far as the rest of the world sees Phuket there are zero safety standards in phuket for these activities.

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