Thais now blame Aussie for his own parasailing death on Phuket

Both men have been jailed in Phuket and will face charges of negligence causing death.

The two Phuket men now in jail for the death of an Australian tourist say it was all his own fault.

Seventy one year old Roger John Hussey plunged to his death just off Kata beach in an incident caught by his Thai wife on a tragic holiday video.

He survived the near 70 meter fall but died later in hospital. He was due to go back to Australia shortly after.

The boat operator Monthian Jandaeng and the parasailing navigator Rungroj Rakcheep who went up with Mr Hussey have laid the blame at the tourist’s door.

They said they had been operating for ten years without an accident.

According to Daily News Rungroj told Karon cops that he had checked the equipment in the morning and everything was fine. It was the tourist who let go then in trying to hold on again released himself.

Rungroj said that he tried to hold onto him but was unable to.

Both men have been jailed in Phuket and will face charges of negligence causing death.

Meanwhile Daily News reported that while three operators on the island had suspended operations, parasailing activities were continuing yesterday on Karon and Patong beaches.

Read – Two charged over death of Australian tourist on Phuket

The news media said that operators were taking more care and stepping up safety advice given to tourists.

There were still plenty of takers for the activity despite this week’s tragedy, they said. – Source: Daily News & ThaiVisa

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  • Well of course they are going to say that buts bullshit !

  • Number One, Drug Test the Operators.
    Number Two,Don’t Believe a Word that comes out of Their Mouths.

  • Nothing new there is there? They are never wrong about anything.

  • The whole country is not responsible about Anything…

  • 2nd guy up when up on purpose to murder this guy!


  • Of course they would

  • Zev Aidikoff

  • 5555 Thais never fail to amaze me…. morons

  • Why not? Of course!

  • Not news

  • How could he release himself when a life jacket was over the top of the harness with 3 straps to hold it together? It was Impossible for him to get his hand or hands in side to undo the harness.

  • Hey I have a great idea, lets blame it on the dead guy.

  • The perfect Thais. Never at fault for anything.

  • I thought it was SUICIDE
    As per normal with any outsider