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Death of Australian man parasailing in Phuket - two Thai men charged with negligence

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Destiny1990    1,149
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How can these people operating their business on public beaches without even the correct paperwork insurance documents etc? Looking at their mugshots somehow they resemble  me of the  tuk tuk driver in Patong.

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bbbbooboo    520

hmmmm..... punishment for negligence in the land of smiles will probably be = 2 handsmacks, a stern telling off and 500 baht fine to deter them from being negligent again(sigh .........TIT)

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Jonmarleesco    1,620

'Daily News reported that the equipment was faulty and that the necessary certification to operate such a business was not in order.' Should we be surprised? TiT. 

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mickba    53
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58 minutes ago, Minnehaha said:

I could not believe that either. I watched it again in disbelief. The 'guide' is behind the client holding on to a couple sticks and pushing for liftoff and once up then maneuvers closer to the client. I assume he "hooks up" at that point. Maybe he does not? Maybe the cowboys hang on for the ride? either way, it is seems wrong.

It appears to be normal practise? 

 

But this harness looks a lot better.

 

 

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Toshiba66    465

I wish I hadn't watched that last video.

 

I'll need a belly full of G&T's tonight so I can sleep.

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ezzra    18,982

Sadly, this is just another unnecessary death due to lack of care and attention to details

that plagues sport and recreational activities in this country, 

unless some serious and dramatic changes will be made, such situations will

continue to happen...

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hobz    975
1 hour ago, craigt3365 said:

How about arresting the Thai officials who allowed these guys to operate?  Seems like a failure due to the Thai authorities negligence???

That type of logic and reasoning inevitably leads all the way up to the top. How far dare u go?

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warrenview    5

tragic !  i have been up on that myself at Patong and at the time didnt give a thought to anything going wrong !  it was  a great experience, not so for this poor guy RIP mate 

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Tchooptip    1,750
1 hour ago, sensei said:

I've done that before and scares me to watch that video.

It is unconventional but a "navigator" flies with the client. He stirs the chute by tugging on the ropes because there is no way the client can stir himself back to shore against the wind and with the boat out at sea.

The "navigator" just holds on and sometimes would wrap his legs around the flyers' chest area just to get leverage. 

What i see here is that there is no way the man could have unhooked or unfastened the harness himself. His sheer weight would not allow that. It could have been a rip in the worn out harness.

This is a disaster and traumatic to his companions.

RIP old man.

 "that there is no way the man could have unhooked or unfastened the harness himself. His sheer weight would not allow that"

Absolutely! Well said! 

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mrdome    371
41 minutes ago, Toshiba66 said:

I wish I hadn't watched that last video.

 

I'll need a belly full of G&T's tonight so I can sleep.

The video on this 2nd page? I actually loved that one - unlike the horrifying accident one on page 1.

 

However, no parasailing and no zip lines for me, thank you. No need to tempt fate beyond what we all do everyday.

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Rhys    1,086
1 hour ago, BangkokReady said:

"Daily News reported that the equipment was faulty and that the necessary certification to operate such a business was not in order."

 

What a shocker.

 

People need to realise; if it has anything to do with safety equipment or training, don't do it in Thailand.

 Like the  THAI...sorry Dive Masters leaving their charges in the water because they can't find them, to the Zip Line Jungle Rides in Chieng Ride, and now the Parasailing adventure experience..... and to the GOVT officials suing newspapers using adjectives to describe a certain island that occassions negative outcomes.

 

LESSON:  Never, trust your life to someone else, when all there is a  fine and a simple wai and they are back in the saddle again.. to repeat   

 

Let's  The THAI  GOVT and Media spin this...

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