Roger John Hussey, 70, died in a tragic accident at Kata Beach in Phuket, Thailand.
Horrifying images show the moment this vacationer drowned to death while parasailing. Just minutes before the accident, the man was smiling for the camera while his wife filmed him preparing for the water sports activity.
According to Daily Mail, the ship's operator and the staff member of the parasail were arrested and charged with recklessly causing death.
Hussey was a prominent entrepreneur from Perth and has worked for TAB, Shell Australia and formed his own $ 250 million company.
The prominent Australian businessman fell into death while practicing parasailing in Thailand, and his wife captured images of the horrible fall from the beach. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa
“My husband wanted to try it because it was a new experience for him. He was in good health and had no problems in his life that would have caused him to do this on purpose,' she said.
Moments after being lifted into the air, the 70-year-old man fell more than 100 feet into the shallows while his wife and dozens of horrified beachgoers watched.
According to News, local media reported that Mr. Hussey confused the ropes on the parasail and accidentally pulled on a hook that released his harness.
Beachgoers rushed to help the man but, unfortunately, he was reportedly having difficulty breathing after he was pulled from the sea. The emergency services quickly took Hussey to Patong Hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
The businessman from Perth and his Thai-born wife, Budsabong Thongsangka, reportedly had barely 12 days of dreamed vacations.
Mr. Hussey had a decorated career in the business industry, as the 'CEO, director and president of a range of public, government and NFP companies'.
In 1993 he was named the president of the largest betting association in Australia, the TAB. He had also previously worked for the international fuel giant Shell.
According to his accounts on social networks, Hussey was educated at the prestigious University of Oxford where he completed a master's degree in Economics and Politics. Later he also studied at the famous Stanford University in California, United States.
The two employees who were accused are Rungroj Rakscheep, 38, and Montien Chandeng, 45, the captain of the ship. Lieutenant Colonel Suwisit Keereerak, the deputy chief inspector of the Karon police station, said they were now investigating the accident.
Hussey's body was sent to a post-mortem examination to establish how he died since it is not known if he drowned or died from the impact. The shocking incident occurred a few months after another Australian tourist died on the same beach while participating in water activities.
Emily Jayne Collie was knocked unconscious in the water after crashing her watercraft in which her boyfriend rode in early February, again in Kata Beach.
The 20-year-old girl was treated on the beach by lifeguards, before being declared dead on arrival at the hospital. He died of serious injuries to the neck and shoulders.
December 10, 2018