Phuket Has Suspended All Parasailing After Fatal Accident

Paratroopers have been invited to train Phuket parasailing operators in an effort to further improve safety conditions of the sport following the death of an Australian man on the 12th of July.

Following a meeting on Friday called by Phuket governor Norapat Plodthong it was agreed to invite paratroopers to train all 52 of the parasailing businesses in the province.

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Para-Troopers To Train Parasail Operators In Phuket

They also advised all of the operators to set up their own regulated committee to deal with matters such as launching parasail chutes, lifeguards and all other general safety matters to insure the sport is as safe as possible.

Para-Troopers To Train Parasail Operators In Phuket

They are also requiring operators to perform more checks of their equipment, boats and chutes and to make sure they are being used correctly to people’s individual weights and weather conditions.

The step up in safety measure come following the tragic death of Roger Hussey, 71, who well from one of the chutes into shallow water and later died of his injuries in hospital.

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Source : ThaiPBS

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