Australian falls to death parasailing at Kata beach

An Australian man falls to his death when the coupling on the chute apparently failed while he was parasailing at Kata beach, Phuket on Wednesday. (Photo grabbed from a clip by his Thai wife Budsabong Thongsangka)

PHUKET - An Australian tourist fell to his death when the coupling on the chute apparently failed while he was parasailing at Kata beach on Wednesday.

The tragedy occurred around noon in full view of his Thai wife, Budsabong Thongsangka, who was videoing the flight.

Roger John Hussey, 71, rose high into the air and then fell free, tumbling to the sea, shortly after the tow boat took off from the shore.

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