Hong Kong vacationer narrowly survives bungee cord 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 surely send him plummeting to his death. But, he survived.
One of Mike’s colleagues went first and had a blast, and Mike was up next, raring to go. Unexplored tied the bungee cord to mike’s ft and shuffled him off the top of the crane.
Mike flew together with his arms outstretched for 30 metres before, around five metres above the water, the rope tied round his ankle snapped – shooting him down to the underside of the lake beneath.
Staff scrambled to assist Mike who blacked out beneath the water. Moments later, Mike resurfaced. He regained consciousness and swam up to the surface himself.
The injured vacationer told HK01 that the ache he felt was so intense that he was dizzy.
He was pulled from the water and rushed to the hospital however miraculously didn’t require any surgery and even hospitalisation.
Having hit the water first, Mike’s armpit misplaced a complete layer of skin. His legs have been bruised, his left eye was pink and swollen, and his physique ached all over. But his organs had been intact.
Underground said he was “fine” and sent him on his way with some painkillers with out even cleaning or bandaging his wounds.
Once Mike was feeling higher, he emailed the bungee jumping park to demand compensation for practically dying.
The park only supplied Mike a refund of 2,000 baht for his ticket and to pay for his quick medical bills which price solely eight,000 baht.
Mike was clearly offended on the provide and didn’t signal the doc.
Upon returning to Hong Kong, Mike underwent a CT scan, MRI and X-ray and was additionally treated for a lung an infection – either acquired from the concussion or accidentally swallowing dirty Pattaya lake water.
He 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 hundreds of other travellers in Thailand, and had taken out travel insurance, so luckily he didn’t should fork out the money.
Mike keeps emailing the bungee company to no avail, so he’s tried contacting the Tourism Authority of Thailand to ask for assist. They didn’t reply either, mentioned Mike.
The incident occurred during a piece trip to Thailand in February and around one month later he still hasn’t obtained any compensation or even a reply.
In an email, Mike said…
“My associates and I have suffered losses because of the accident, including changes to our journey plans, my injury and my struggling, and the time and income lost from fixed check-ups and treatments after returning to Hong Kong.
“I have declined the park’s proposed compensation plan, as it is unfair to me. If the accident had been slightly more extreme, I might have misplaced my life. After the accident, I found that a comparable accident has been happened in the same park earlier than already..

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