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Aussie Man Falls To Death From Parasail On Phuket Beach


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3 hours ago, boomerangutang said:

                                  Another true story:  Chiang Mai, a Chinese woman was at the end of a long zip line between trees (my zip lines went from rock cliffs to meadow).  She thought she saw bees at the arrival platform, so she didn't disembark, and instead zipped back to middle of the cable stretch.   A man was zipping from the starting place, and plowed into her.  She fell and died.  It seems to me; even if a person bumped hard into her, she should have stayed in her harness while safely clipped to the cable. I don't know all the details.

 

  Not sure whether its the same story, but I do recall a report from CM ziplines where some petite Chinese ladies were getting stuck in the muddle of the ziplines, not having enough weight to carry them to the end , so they put two Chinese girls into the same harness . They went so fast and when they got to the end, came to an abrupt stop, that one girl broke her neck and died instantly, causing her to fall out the harness 

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10 hours ago, canuckamuck said:

They have a strap you can pull to drop to your death? What could go wrong?

Sympathies to the relatives, this shouldn't happen.

I call Bullshit. I owned a parasail for years.  There shouldn't have been that 2nd guy climbing up onto the rig. Looks more like that guy released the harness and killed him.

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10 hours ago, mickyboy said:

little did they know that the person filming it would not see them alive again talk about when your time is up even say another 20 yards out to sea he may have survived as water deeper we never know whats round the corner

 

 

two-minute video was recorded by Budsabong Thongsangka, Mr Hussey's wife.

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6 hours ago, Rsquared said:

The Thai guy balancing in the rigging is to steer the parachute.....especially for landing, as for most passengers it is their first time and they don't have the awareness (due to the thrill of a whole new experience) to control the canopy for a landing.

Bullshit. There's nothing to steer. Most (probably all) parasails are static. No steering. You might be able to pull on the risers, if it has any,

But it really isn't necessary. When the boat stops you settle gently into the water. That idiot in the rigging is prima facia evidence of both negligence and stupidity. 

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 Police said they were preparing charges against the parasailing business owner.

 

The crew member was being interrogated.

 

Mr Hussey, 71, was based in Perth and was on the board of numerous companies and not-for profits, including Landgate WA, WA Neuroscience Research Institute and the Bali Eye Foundation. 

 

He had been holidaying with his wife in northern Thailand and Phuket and they were due to return to Australia on Friday.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/australian-tourist-roger-hussey-falls-to-death-while-parasailing-in-phuket-thailand-20170712-gxa4eu.html

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10 hours ago, canuckamuck said:

They have a strap you can pull to drop to your death? What could go wrong?

Sympathies to the relatives, this shouldn't happen.

yes ....  but that strap is only for the suiciders ...   not for general use  ...:shock1:

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Australian tourist Roger Hussey falls to death while parasailing in Phuket, Thailand

AAPNews Corp Australia Network

 

A PROMINENT Perth businessman holidaying in Thailand has fallen to his death while parasailing in waters off the resort island of Phuket, with his wife reportedly filming the fatal fall.

 

Thai media reports Roger John Hussey, 71, plunged more than 30 metres into the sea after his harness apparently failed shortly after lifting off from the Kata Beach, 860 kilometres south from Bangkok, on Wednesday.

 

The video, posted on Facebook and reportedly filmed by his wife Budsabong Thongsangka, shows Mr Hussey on shore smiling as he is strapped into safety gear.

 

Full story: http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/australian-tourist-roger-hussey-falls-to-death-while-parasailing-in-phuket-thailand/news-story/d951d2ca5221c24dddbffab6568ebefc

 
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West Australian businessman killed in Thailand parasailing accident on island of Phuket

 

A prominent West Australian businessman has died in a parasailing accident at a beach on the island of Phuket in Thailand.

 

Reports in local media said the man had accidentally unstrapped his harness while in the air on Wednesday causing him to fall into the water. 

 

Beachgoers rushed him to shore, but he was pronounced dead in hospital. The man's wife reportedly filmed the accident.

 

Full story: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-13/australian-man-reportedly-killed-in-thailand-accident/8703938

 

-- ABC NEWS 2017-07-13

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apart from the obvious issues of the equipment  - they should not be doing this over shallow water just in case something fails, but it is all part of the advertising and showmanship to keep people interested

 

RIP 

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11 hours ago, Cashboy said:

Why did they not tighten the lower straps?

Have a look at 1:30 min

I was thinking this as he took off. I sure as hell would've been complaining if straps were hanging loose but I guess old mate didn't have a clue and expected the staff to double check everything. The safety operator seemed a little blase too. 

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The penalty for a lack of safety is a small price compared to lost revenue.

 

The same analysis car companies do when deciding to do a recall or just paying out on damages claimed.

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I find it difficult to understand, that a safety harness used for people to parasail 100s of feet over water, can inadvertently pull a strap that releases the harness...

It's mind boggling!.......Thailand has so many fatal incidents at resorts...both above the water and below!

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8 hours ago, Sheryl said:

:shock1:

 

Good grief.

 

When I did this (eons ago, when still young) only the paying customer went up.

 

I think even then, I would have balked at going up with someone balancing on the strings above me. Bizarre.,,and as we have just seen, of no help should anything go wrong.

 

 

To be fair, 'in this case of no help', but we really have no idea how often they solve small problems becoming bigger problems.

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It has been  priority to clear the beaches from vendors and deck chairs 2 years ago.

This scum along with the jet ski thugs never stopped operating and kill people ( never saw a deck chair killing anyone ).

Just wonder how much cash from their pockets flows where to ?

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