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#1 bust


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 23:48

An Australian man has fallen to his death in front of his wife and hundreds of beachgoers while parasailing in Phuket.
Roger John Hussey fell from his harness and plunged into the ocean yesterday as his wife, Budsabong Thongsangka, filmed from Kata Beach below, Bangkok Post reports.
In footage of the horror moment, Mr Hussey and a parasailing crew member can be seen being pulled into the air by a boat with the Perth businessman’s leg straps not appearing to be properly secured.
Posted ImageRoger John Hussey fell to his death while parasailing in Thailand. (Facebook)
The 71-year-old soared through the air for a few moments before slipping from his harness in front of hundreds of beachgoers.
Despite people racing into the water to pull Mr Hussey to shore, he died at short time later in hospital.
Thai police have charged the boat operator Monthian Jandaeng over the Australian's death, local media reports.
Karon Police Station Lieutenant Suwisit Keereerak said officers had launched an official investigation into the accident.

Mr Hussey and his wife were holidaying in Chiang Mai and had visited Phuket before their scheduled flight back to Australia today.
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#2 dean



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 00:53

Do the same Thai companies that operate the jet ski scam operate boats that offer parasailing?  I've never gone parasailing and have never had the desire to do so, especially outside of the U.S.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:01

Not so safe in the USA. :surprised:

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:48

I remember flying out of Don Muang years ago and seeing a tourist in a body cast waiting to board. I asked him two things ... Pattaya and parasailing. He answered yes to both.

In the video of Hussey exiting this life, you can see that the boat operator started off to soon, and for some reason Somchai held on to the lines and went airborne too. Then the idiot panicked and climbed onto Hussey's shoulders. That's when the harness broke and Hussey went splat! Some foolks should go to prison over this, but that won't bring back the Aussie.
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#5 cavanami


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:14

I went parasailing once in Nassau.
Two of us, double harness. Was fun.
No intentions of doing it again.
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#6 pasathai1


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 13:21

2 of my daughters  did it, they were more concerned of being groped by the thai guy
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