Norwegian diver dies on surface after beeing struck by a speedboat, Koh Tao, Thailand

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jboneng

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Not much info yet, A 22 year old Norwegian female dive student was struck by a speed boat at surface after ascending, during a organized trip at Koh Tao near Tao Thong, Thailand. And dies during transport to the hospital at Koh Samui.

Dagbladet (Google translated article
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According to Bangkok post the boat was a modified trawler used as a commercial tour boat owned by Phura Villa.
She was a student at a local dive shop, the local police investigates the death, to see if the boat diver was carless and if the instructor used a DSMB.

Bangkok post article (in english)
 
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tamas970

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Yeah. By putting the SMB on a WW2 contact mine:(. (would be quite dangerous to the divers too though)

No students - especially novice OWD's with clumsy buoyancy skills - should be brought to an area frequented by any kind of vessels. A DSMB would put the responsibility on the boaters, however choosing the site smarter would have saved the girl's life.

Diving frequently in Croatia I've seen enough cowboys on water that I dare to ascend above 5m only around solid rock or along the anchor line.
Crap. Sounds like a fatality that could easily have been prevented :(

My thoughts are with her family and friends.
 
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