Kiwi yachtsman killed in Thailand

A New Zealand yachtsman has been killed during a sudden storm in Phuket, Thailand, this morning.

The 59-year-old fell into the sea at Chalong Pier on Phuket's east coast after he hit his head, Phuket Wan news reported.

The incident happened after a large vessel drove into his catamaran about 6am.

As he tried to push the other boat away, the New Zealander slipped and fell into the water.

He had reportedly been visiting Phuket for six years, and had travelled the world.

 

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