PHUKET: A 16-year-old Finnish tourist was injured in a jet-ski accident with his father on Kata Beach yesterday.
“Akseli Elias injured his leg in the crash. We administered first aid before he was taken to Phuket International Hospital,” Kata-Karon Chief Lifeguard Uten Singsom told the Phuket Gazette.
Hospital employees declined to reveal the extent of the injuries.
Last week, news broke of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s 12-year-old son Pax also injuring his leg while jet-skiing in Phuket (story here).
Local jet-ski rental operators, who have remained under public fire for years due to numerous scams, brutish behavior and general safety concerns, were quick to clarify that the accident involving Pax did not involve their jet-skis. However, earlier that week, two Chinese tourists were rushed to hospital after they crashed their jet-skis into each other off Patong Beach (story here).
— Winai Sarot
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