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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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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2012. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 41 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented over 10,000 radio news bulletins, 3,900 in Thailand alone, hosted 650 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. As founder of The Thaiger, Tim now acts as the Content Manager and head-writer, whilst supervising the growth of the YouTube channel. He's 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.

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