Jet Ski Crash Kills Tourist in Pattaya

A file photo of a jet ski involved in an unrelated collision last April.

PATTAYA — A Chinese man was killed today when his jet ski collided with a speedboat off the coast of Pattaya.

The 26-year-old man was riding a rented jet ski with a Thai instructor when it crashed into an oncoming boat near Koh Larn, police said. The tourist died at hospital, while the 25-year-old instructor was injured.

It was unclear who was at fault in the incident. Pattaya City Police Station commander Sukthat Pumpanmuang said police are questioning the boat driver and owner to find out what happened before they press any charges.

“We are still investigating. We have not charged anyone yet,” Col. Sukthat said, adding that marine authorities are also involved in the inquiry. 


Related stories:

Tourist Speed Boat Sinks Off Pattaya Coast

Indian Tourist Decapitated By Pattaya Speedboat

'Drunk' Captain Grounds Tourist Boat on Pattaya Beach

'Navigation Error' Leads To Pattaya Deadly Ferry Sinking


Teeranai Charuvastra can be reached at [email protected] and @Teeranai_C.