British man killed in jet ski accident in Thailand

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A British tourist died while jet skiing at a popular tourist resort in Thailand after his throat struck a speedboat anchor rope, local authorities said.

Stephen Campbell, 38, died from injuries suffered while riding the jet ski in Pattaya.

The family of Campbell, a barber from Blackpool, is now trying to raise £30,000 to fly his body back to the UK as he was not fully insured, Phuket Wan reports.

Mr Campbell was reportedly on a three-week holiday in Thailand with a friend and his girlfriend.

According to Sky News, the Foreign Office said: "We are aware of the death of a British national on 19 March in Thailand.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

In 2011, a teenage boy from Yorkshire was seriously injured in a jet ski accident while on holiday in Serbia.

Peter Holmes, 17, from Leeds, suffered head injuries in a collision on the River Sava, in Belgrade.

Peter, who was on holiday with parents Sofia and Robert Holmes, twin brother Alex and sister Vikki, was involved with three other people in the crash but the three others were uninjured.

Peter's sister Vikki, 19, did not see the crash but saw him lying face down in the water.

She jumped into the river and helped other jet-skiers lift him to the shore, where Alex and mum Sofia were anxiously waiting.

A jet skier doctor gave him emergency treatment while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

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