A Prominent Australian Businessman has plunged to his death while parasailing in Thailand with his wife capturing footage of the horrifying fall from the beach below. The footage of the incident showed 71 year old Roger John Hussey smiled for his wife who filmed him as he stood on kata beach in Phuket and prepared to take part in the water sport activity on July 12 , 2017.
But just moments after being lifted up into the air, he fell 14 metres into the shallows below as his wife and dozens of horrified beach goers watched on.
He was pulled to the shore by beach goers who said he had problems breathing. Emergency services rushed Roger Hussey to the near by Patong Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.
The Perth based businessman and his thai born wife were reportedly were just 12 days into their dream holiday.
According to the local media ,parasailing operator told police that Roger accidently pulled on a hook that unstrap the harness after confusing his ropes on his parasail. Both the staff members were both arrested and charged with recklessness leading to death.