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Entrance to the emergency treatment room at Patong Hospital

UPDATE Jet-Ski Collision at Phuket's Patong Beach Leaves Tourists Being Treated in Hospital

Sunday, December 27, 2015
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TWO tourists were admitted to a Phuket hospital with serious injuries and both are Chinese, Phuketwan has learned.

Original Report

PHUKET: A tourist from Finland was being treated for leg injuries at a Phuket hospital after being hurt when two jet-skis collided at Patong beach today.

The Finn - his nationality has yet to be absolutely confirmed - was returning a jet-ski to the beach as a Chinese couple on a jet-ski were heading off the beach after hiring a machine.

The crash took place at 1.36pm and details of the man's injury have yet to emerge.

He was taken to Patong Hospital, where doctors and nurses were assessing his condition.

The director of Marine Office 5, Phuripat Theerakulpisut, told Phuketwan he had not been informed of the crash.

President of the Jet-Ski Association of Patong, Nucha Petchvimol, said that damage to the jet-skis would be covered by insurance.

Chinese tourists will be stopped from coming to Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga unless better safety standards are introduced to cut the number of deaths on snorkelling and diving trips, Andaman tourism authorities were told in a private meeting with Chinese envoys on Thursday.

It is believed jet-ski safety was also raised at the meeting.

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