Indian tourist killed in Thai parasailing accident
BANGKOK (AP) - An Indian tourist celebrating her wedding anniversary was killed in a parasailing accident off Thailand's coast, police said on Thursday.
Shilpi Agarwal, 36, and her husband had hired a speedboat to parasail on Wednesday near Pattaya's beach but it failed to launch, said Col. Suwan Cheawnavinthavat, police commander in the popular seaside town.
The woman fell into the water and the driver told police he was backing up the boat to retrieve her, Mr Suwam said. Ms Agarwal was immediately killed by the boat's rotating blade.
Mr Suwan said police planned to press charges for causing death by careless action, which carries a maximum jail term of 10 years or a fine of 20,000 baht (S$802).