Paraglading in Phuket
One of the most beautiful places to fly...
Paragliding in Naiharn
When you walk south of Rawai, from Promthep Point... you can see the wind turbine overlooking Naiharn Bay and Yanui Beach. You can see the wind turbine on this picture with Naiharn beach a little further away and Yanui Beach in the foreground.
Regularly, by good weather, one can attend at the end of the day these flights which take place in the calm, in the silence...
It is from this place, at the windmill, that the amateurs of strong sensations take off.
Here are some photos of these acrobats of the sky who enjoy each of their outings.
Here, a Chinese bride with all her family...
And there you have it... after a few passes at the cliff and above the nearby beaches, the feeling of freedom must have been really appreciated.Now it's time to put the equipment away...
A risky sport nevertheless
A 78-year-old foreigner injured in parasailing accident at Rawai
PHUKET: A 78-year-old foreigner was seriously injured in a paragliding accident at a scenic spot in Rawai.
Rescue workers were informed of the incident at Khao Dang View Point, also known as Windmill Viewpoint, near Nai Harn Beach in Rawai.
Rescue workers from Rawai Municipality explained that a gust of wind blew away a 78-year-old foreigner while he was paragliding. His right arm was broken and he suffered injuries to his hip and left leg. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
The identity and nationality of the victim were not released. The report does not specify whether he was an expat or a tourist.
Signs are posted at the scene warning against paragliding in the area due to previous similar incidents.
Rawai Municipality staff had previously warned tourists not to paraglide there due to rules prohibiting the activity, however the municipality also reported that people refused to listen to the warnings. Many people and groups continue to do paragliding and other aerial activities in the area.The report does not specify whether a company was organising the paragliding activity or whether the individual had undertaken the activity alone or with friends.
Original article: Goongnang Suksawat / The Phuket Express