2 French parasailers injured in freak accident

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Two French nationals were seriously injured in a freak parasailing accident that saw them vaulted 200 meters into the air to the top of a Jomtien Beach hotel.

Narayan Keita, 28 and 14-year-old Tatyana Fadeyeya suffered broken bones and deep cuts while parasailing about 200 meters off the Ambassador Hotel. Witnesses said a strong updraft lifted them high into the air.

Two French nationals allegedly landed atop the Ambassador Hotel when strong winds caught their parachute whilst they were parasailing.Two French nationals allegedly landed atop the Ambassador Hotel when strong winds caught their parachute whilst they were parasailing.

At that point, their harnesses somehow separated from the boat towing them and they were pushed toward the Ambassador, where they crashed on the roof.

Hotel employees brought rescue workers to meet the injured pair on the 40th floor. The child was taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit, while the adult was sent to the Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center.