German Killed In Phuket Boat Accident

German Killed In Phuket Boat Accident

A German man died on Friday after being hit by a boat propellor while swimming off Kamala beach in Phuket.

Helmut Prock, 63, was in the water outside the designated swimming area when he was hit by a boat heading to shore.

He was rushed to Patpong Hospital with serious injuries, however, he died a short time later, according to Pol Maj Col Sompong Julruang, a deputy superintendent at Kamala police station.

The boat driver told police he did not see the man in the water as he made his way to the beach.

The German embassy was informed of the death and the body sent for an autopsy.