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22 March 2014 :: 11:03:45 am 83354

Brit Dies In Pattaya Jet Ski Accident

A holidaymaker from Northern Ireland has died, garrotted by an anchor line, whilst riding a jet ski with his friend.
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PATTAYA – March 20, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 1.00 p.m., Pol.Lt.Col. Weerawuth Meelai (Investigation officer of Pattaya police station, Chonburi province) was notified that a foreigner had had an accident whilst driving a jet ski and colliding with an anchor cable. The incident occurred at Ta Waen beach, Koh Lan Sub-district, Moo 7 Tambon Na Kluea, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi Province, and the coast guards brought the body to Balihai Cape port, south Pattaya. Pol.Lt.Col. Weerawuth drove to the port together with the rescuers from Sawang Boriboon Tharmma Satharn Foundation, Pattaya city.

At the port the officers found the deceased, Mr Stephen Campbell, aged 38, a British national. He was dressed only in his shorts. He had suffered a 20 centimetre gash across his trachea (neck), and he had lost masses of blood. Mr Mark Kear, aged 38, the deceased’s friend, who had been riding pillion when the accident occurred, was devastated.

Upon further investigation, Mrs. Kanyarat Ian-thai-song, aged 38, the deceased’s girlfriend, said that Mark and Stephen had come to Pattaya only 5 days ago, and that they stayed at a hotel in north Pattaya. On the morning of the accident, they went to Ta Waen beach, Koh Lan Sub-district then Stephen rented a jet ski. He drove it within 10 metres of the shore with his friend on the back. When he collided with the cable, he fell into the water. The coast guard was on hand to recover him, and take him back to the mainland, but he died en-route. The police sent the body to the Institute of Forensic Medicine of Police General Hospital for an autopsy, and will inform the British Embassy of the death.

Reporter : Nirach   Photo : Nirach   Category : Community News

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