Jordanian Man Rescued After Parasailing Mishap at Kamala Beach

Kamala, Phuket –

On Monday (July 1st), Kamala Police received a distress call regarding a foreign man who became stuck with a parasail on a high pine tree at Kamala Beach. The man, later identified only as Mr. Mohammed, a 26-year-old Jordanian national, was safely rescued by a cherry picker truck.

According to an unidentified parasail operator, Mr. Mohammed was one of four foreign customers who had used their parasail services. Strong winds caused him to become entangled in the tree during what is typically an eight-minute parasailing session.

In response to this incident, Kamala Police Chief Colonel Somsak Thongkleang has issued a warning to parasail operators. When red flags indicating strong winds are present in the area, operators should pause their services for safety reasons.

The parasail operator informed the police that they have insurance coverage from a boat operator. In the event of death or severe injury, up to 100,000 baht will be paid out. Additionally, treatment costs resulting from accidents will be covered up to 15,000 baht per incident. These insurance costs are included in the 1,500 baht charged to customers per parasailing session.

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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.