Russian Teen Injured from Speedboat Propeller Near Patong Beach

Patong –

A 17 year-old female Russian has sustained leg injuries from a speedboat propeller while swimming near the Patong Beach.

The Patong Police were notified of the incident from Patong lifeguards on Saturday (June 29th). Emergency responders arrived at the scene at the Patong Beach near the Taweewong road. The 17-year-old female Russian has sustained injuries on her right leg with a severe cut wound from a boat propeller. She was taken to a local hospital.

Her name was withheld due to being a juvenile.

Lifeguards told police that the female Russian was swimming outside the safety zone for swimming. The boat driver was unable to see her when she was near the boat.

The name of the boat driver was also not released and he was reportedly cooperating with the operation. It was unclear if he would face any potential legal charges related to the incident or be held responsible for the medical costs of the young woman.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for five years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.