Pattaya Daily News

07 October 2010 :: 10:10:25 am 42707

Speeding Pattaya Jet Ski Kills Iranian Tourist while Swimming

An unknown jet ski operator has killed an Iranian tourist while he was swimming in the Pattaya Bay on Wednesday evening. The man died on route to a local hospital.
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Pattaya, the 6th of October 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: At approximately 6:00pm, Captain Chaliew Boonhum (Pattaya Police Investigator) was notified of an accident involving a jet ski in Pattaya Bay adjacent the Central Festival Shopping Center. A team of officers along with rescue services were dispatched to the incident.

Arriving at the scene officers were informed that the injured man, now known to be Mr. Mohsen Fakhari [35], an Iranian national, had already been transported to the Pattaya Memorial Hospital in a critical condition along with his uninjured brother.

Investigating with local beach bed operator’s police interviewed Mrs. Somporn (last name unknown) who stated that both Mr. Fakhari and his brother had been relaxing along the Pattaya Beach since 4:00pm. She explained the Mr. Fakhari had gone for a swim in the sea at approximately 5:30pm, leaving his brother sitting at one of her beach beds.

According to a police statement, Mr. Fakhari had been swimming in the sea just off the Pattaya Beach when a jet ski (rental number ‘2’) came at speed from North Pattaya heading towards the Bali Hai Pier. Reportedly, the jet ski collided with Mr. Fakhari, knocking him unconscious, before continuing towards the pier without rendering assistance.

Mr. Fakhari was assisted from the water by his distraught brother before being transported to the Pattaya Memorial Hospital via ambulance. It has been reported that Mr. Fakhari died of his injuries before arriving at the hospital.

At the hospital officers observed little sign of injury on the deceased body of Mr. Fakhari, speculating that he had died of a severe impact to his head while swimming in the water.

Investigations into the identity and whereabouts of the involved jet ski operator are now underway, with the Iranian Embassy to be notified of the death in due process.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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