2 hurt after Indian loses control of jet ski

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An Indian tourist was arrested after he lost control of a rented jet ski and injured two swimmers before crashing into a beach chair on the sand.

Identified only as Anurag, 30, the Indian was waiting for police after the 6:30 p.m. accident Nov. 19. Tourists Hesham Mahmoud, 55, and an unidentified American were hurt and transported to Pattaya Memorial Hospital.

An Indian tourist identified only as Anurag has been detained for losing control of a rented jet ski and injuring two swimmers.An Indian tourist identified only as Anurag has been detained for losing control of a rented jet ski and injuring two swimmers.

Jet ski owner Chaleaw Phulsakit, 40, told police that Anurag had rented the watercraft for 30 minutes and was told emphatically to stay in the designated area. However, the Indian sped at high speed over the buoys separating the swimming zone and lost control.

He then hit Mahmoud, breaking his rib and cutting his face and shoulder. The jet ski clipped the American tourist in the leg before soaring onto shore and landing on the beach chair owned by Phanne Tanngar, 46.

The Indian was detained while police determine if charges will be filed against him.