Pattaya’s tourist police are looking for new measures to prevent accidents on the water following the death of a Sri Lankan tourist on Saturday.
The 37-year-old tourist, who authorities identified as Aloysius Nirmalarajan, died while paragliding in Pattaya, Chon Buri province. Other beachgoers witnessed the incident and later told police that his parachute stalled after only two minutes in the air. He then collided with the boat the strings of his parachute was attached to.
Mr Nirmalarajan was rushed to Pattaya Memorial Hospital. He succumbed to his injuries shortly later and was pronounced dead at around 14:00.
City officials say that accidents such as this are harming the image of Pattaya. Two days after the fatal accident, Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hagpan, the commander general of Pattaya’s tourist police, held a meeting with other officials to discuss new measures to countervail the latest increase of injuries and deaths involving tourists.
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