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Kite-boarding accident at Patong Beach injures Chilean tourist

Tim Newton

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A Chilean man in his late 20s was lucky to escape more serious injuries after his kite board canopy finished up in trees after dragging the man along the ground and into several parked motorbikes.

The incident happened at 3.30 this afternoon (September 26) at Patong Beach.

Kusoldarm volunteers attended the scene and the man has been taken to Patong Hospital. He’s reported to have minor lacerations, bruising and abrasions from being dragged along the ground.

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Winds were from the south-west this afternoon up to 25 kph and dangerous for many water-based activities.

 

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    simon01

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Ha Ha. This type of thing is EVERYDAY and not once a month on Patong beach. Its just not reported or such major accidents everyday. Tourists in the trees, dragged across the beach of just crash into the floor chairs, umbrellas or other beach users. But as everyone knows they are above the law as they pay their money to the powers that be so all safety is ignored. Nothing will be done. The only way to stop it is to put pictures and video in all hotels, bars and restaurants and even put the pictures up on the beach fronts saying DO NOT USE and hope people are sensible enough to read and just not use them. But until the corruption ends then people will get hurt every week.

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    ray

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    “The Chilean tourist brought his own kiteboarding equipment to the beach”

    So, it is not the same as previous accidents

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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2011. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 42 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program (public radio Australia), presented over 11,000 radio news bulletins, 3,950 in Thailand alone, hosted 1050 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. He also reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue and other major stories in Thailand. As founder of The Thaiger in 2016, Tim is the current English Content Manager for the company, based in their Bangkok HQ.

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