Published: Tue, February 07, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Aussie boyfriend to face charges over deadly Phuket jet-ski crash

Aussie boyfriend to face charges over deadly Phuket jet-ski crash

AN AUSTRALIAN woman has been killed in a jet-ski collision with her partner in waters off the Thai tourist island of Phuket.

Ms Collie, reportedly from Kyabram, and her partner, named by The Sun as Tommy, had reportedly both hired jet-skis.

Emily Jayne Collie, 20, suffered neck and shoulder injuries in the accident at Kata Beach late on Sunday.

Lifeguards could not resuscitate Ms Collie and she was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital.

According to Ms Collie's Facebook page, she studied at Charles Stuart University. "I'll always be your boy and you'll always be my girl".

He said: "I love you so much Emily and I wish I could just bring you back into my arms".

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"A happy, smiling and popular member of the school community, she went out of her way to help, encourage and support others", Mr Torriero said.

Mr Keating's sister, Bree Lyon, told Fairfax the family was "absolutely devastated".

"From the very moment I met you I loved you, I cherished your genuine heart, and that handsome smile".

A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade travel advisory warns there have been many serious accidents involving jet skis and motorcycles in Thailand.

The death comes at a time Thai tourism officials in Bangkok have been pressing Phuket authorities to make the island safer on the roads and in the water.

"The owner of the two jet-skis did not want money for the damage because he wants Phuket to have a good reputation as a holiday destination", Lt Patiwat said.

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