Australian Woman Dies in Jet Ski Crash Near Phuket

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

BANGKOK  An Australian woman died when the jet ski she was operating collided with one operated by her companion off Phuket, officials said Monday.

Emily Jayne Collie, 20, was not breathing when rescuers brought her to shore after the crash Sunday, said Rungsak Ouarun, the head lifeguard on Phuket’s Kata beach.

“We tried to perform CPR but she was not responsive,” he said.


Collie’s companion, Thomas Keating, was not injured, said Police Maj. Patiwat Yodkwan, the investigator in charge of the case.


Jet skis are popular on the beaches of tourist destinations like Phuket. Patiwat said the operators who rented the watercraft in Sunday’s crash had the necessary license and insurance documents.

Story: Kaweewit Kaewjinda