Tuesday 12 December 2017

Man charged with killing his girlfriend in jet ski accident while on holidays in Thailand

Emily Jayne Collie and boyfriend Tommy Lyon Keating Photo: Facebook
Emily Jayne Collie and boyfriend Tommy Lyon Keating Photo: Facebook
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

An Australian man was charged by Thai police on Thursday following the death of his girlfriend in a jet ski accident on the tourist island of Phuket.

Emily Jayne Collie (20) died on Sunday after her jet ski collided with one being ridden by her boyfriend, Thomas Keating, as they approached the beach.

"We have charged him with causing death to another through carelessness," Police Colonel Sanya Thongsawad told reporters.

Keating (22) had reported to a police station accompanied by his relatives and members of Collie's family.

Keating was not detained, but police said he could not leave Thailand until the court process was completed.

Collie's family, including her parents, arrived at a Phuket hospital on Wednesday to identify her body, which will be sent back to Australia this week.

Keating took to Facebook to pay tribute to his girlfriend.

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

"I'm so broken and I know I'll never never be able to mend."


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