Flipped Jet Ski Left Chinese Tourists Stranded in Sea

CHONBURI – Two Chinese tourists were stranded in the sea off the resort town of Pattaya for five hours after their jet ski flipped over yesterday.

Police received an alert from local fishermen at around 6.30 pm on Saturday, and rescue workers later found the Chinese tourists, a 30-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, in the sea near Koh Larn island. 

Both tourists, who were wearing swimsuits and life jackets, were exhausted when they were rescued, police say. 

According to police, the Chinese tourists – a husband and wife – told the officers via an interpreter that they hired a jet ski from a beach on Koh Larn at around 1 pm and drove around the island to enjoy the scenery. The jet ski later reportedly flipped over and sent the two tourists into the water.

"They were left in the middle of the sea for five hours, until a fishing boat passed by at around 6 pm, and they called for help," a police officer said. 

The two tourists were sent back to their hotel on Koh Larn.

The incident took place a day after a 71-year-old Chinese tourist drowned while he was swimming in the sea off Koh Larn island. 

 

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