Hong Kong tourist narrowly survives bungee twine snapping midair in Thailand

Distraught onlookers thought the second a Hong Kong tourist’s bungee wire snapped after he leapt from a top of ten storeys in Pattaya, Thailand, would certainly ship him plummeting to his demise. But, he survived.
One of Mike’s colleagues went first and had a blast, and Mike was up subsequent, raring to go. The employees tied the bungee wire to mike’s ft and shuffled him off the top of the crane.
Mike flew with his arms outstretched for 30 metres earlier than, round 5 metres above the water, the rope tied round his ankle snapped – shooting him down to the underside of the lake beneath.
Staff scrambled to help Mike who blacked out under the water. Moments later, Mike resurfaced. He regained consciousness and swam up to the floor himself.
The injured vacationer advised HK01 that the ache he felt was so intense that he was dizzy.
He was pulled from the water and rushed to the hospital but miraculously did not require any surgical procedure or even hospitalisation.
Having hit the water first, Mike’s armpit lost a whole layer of pores and skin. His legs have been bruised, his left eye was purple and swollen, and his body ached throughout. But his organs were intact.
Doctors stated he was “fine” and despatched him on his method with some painkillers with out even cleansing or bandaging his wounds.
Once Mike was feeling higher, he emailed the bungee jumping park to demand compensation for almost dying.
The park solely supplied Mike a refund of 2,000 baht for his ticket and to pay for his quick medical expenses which price solely eight,000 baht.
Mike was obviously offended on the provide and didn’t sign the document.
Upon returning to Hong Kong, Mike underwent a CT scan, MRI and X-ray and was additionally handled for a lung infection – both acquired from the concussion or by chance swallowing dirty Pattaya lake water.
Best was within the hospital for 3 days in Hong Kong, racking up HK$50,000 (220,000 baht) in medical payments. Mike was accountable, unlike tons of of different travellers in Thailand, and had taken out travel insurance, so fortunately he didn’t need to fork out the cash.
Mike retains emailing the bungee firm to no avail, so he’s tried contacting the Tourism Authority of Thailand to ask for assist. They didn’t reply either, said Mike.
The incident occurred throughout a work journey to Thailand in February and round one month later he nonetheless hasn’t received any compensation or even a reply.
In an email, Mike said…
“My pals and I even have suffered losses because of the accident, together with modifications to our travel plans, my damage and my suffering, and the time and earnings lost from fixed check-ups and treatments after returning to Hong Kong.
“I have declined the park’s proposed compensation plan, as it’s unfair to me. If the accident had been barely extra severe, I could have misplaced my life. After the accident, I discovered that a related accident has been occurred in the same park earlier than already..

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