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Boat Driver Flees After Striking British Diver
« on: June 10, 2015, 01:41:23 PM »
Boat Driver Flees After Striking British Diver Near Koh Tao


Rescue workers bring a 20-year-old tourist who was struck by a boat turbine to a hospital on Koh Samui, 9 June 2015.

SURAT THANI — A boat driver in southern Thailand fled after he struck a British tourist with his engine off the coast of Koh Tao yesterday.

According to police, the 20-year-old British woman nearly lost her leg in the accident, which occured while she was taking a diving lesson with other tourists from a company called Scuba Shark on the western side of the island.

The boat's turbine hit her leg while she and the other tourists were swimming to shore, breaking two of her bones and causing her to bleed profusely.

Rescue workers brought her to the closest hospital on nearby Koh Samui, where she is now recovering, according to medical workers.

Police said the boat’s captain fled the scene after the incident is currently on the run.

Koh Tao, which is located in the Gulf of Thailand, is a popular diving spot for foreign tourists. However, the idyllic resort island has made national news several times in the past year because of unusual deaths of foreigners.

full article: khaosodenglish
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