A New Zealander has drowned after slipping off his yacht near Chalong Pier in Phuket province, police said.
A witness told police that Richard Ernest Spraggs, 59, was on the deck when another large sailboat that was anchored nearby slammed into his yacht, La Zingara. He slipped and fell into the water, hitting his head on the way down and was knocked unconscious.
A passerby jumped into the sea, dragged Spraggs ashore, but could not revive him. However, the New Zealander succumbed to his injury and died soon after.
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