Pattaya Daily News

31 January 2013 :: 10:01:38 am 71234

Five tourists hurt in Phuket tour boat mishap

Five tourists, including one Australian and one Malaysian, were injured late this morning (January 30) when their boat was hit by a strong wave about one kilometre off the coast of Chalong.
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PHUKET – January 30,2013; A staff member from Andawaree Co Ltd, which operated the tour, said the boat was hit by a wave just as it passed Koh Kiaw, en-route to Phi Phi island from Phuket.

On board were 40 tourists from a range of countries, but a large majority of Americans.

Five women were hurt when they fell down, after they lost their balance when the boat was hit by the wave.

A representative from the Phuket Emergency Medical Institute of Thailand (EMIT) rescue team told The Phuket News one tourist had an injury to her ear, and the other four had back and muscle pain from falling.

After the tourists fell, the boat driver turned back to the shore immediately and the five injured were sent to Phuket International Hospital.

The tour company representative said one tourist, who had a minor bruising to her head, would stay in the hospital overnight, but the rest had been discharged.

“All medical charges will be covered by the company insurance,” she said.

View the original story on The Phuket News here.

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