Irish tourist dies in Koh Larn jet ski accident

Friday, 04 April 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

An Irish tourist died when he was nearly decapitated by a boat’s anchor rope while speeding his jet ski around Koh Larn.

Stephen David Campbell, 38, suffered a 20-cenitmeter-long slash to the neck that cut through his windpipe in the March 20 accident. Police said he’d driven his rented jet ski at high speed around parked boats and didn’t see the anchor line until it was too late.

Girlfriend Kanyarat Eianthaisong, 38, said Campbell had come to Pattaya five days earlier and was staying at a hotel in North Pattaya. The couple and a tourist friend went to Koh Larn for the day, where Campbell decided to rent the jet ski.

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