Korean tourist killed, wife hurt in parasailing accident in Lapu-Lapu City
CEBU CITY — A 64-year-old Korean tourist died while his wife was injured in a parasailing accident in Lapu-Lapu City around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Seong Soo Kim was declared dead-on-arrival at the Mactan Doctors Hospital while his 60-year-old wife Jam Sik Lim was stable condition.
The couple were guests of the Super Fish Dive shop but they were booked for parasailing at the NTJ Watersports Cebu in Barangay Punta Engano, Lapu-Lapu City.
Frances Lumaban, manager of NTJ Watersports Cebu, said six Korean tourists were booked for parasailing and the couple went first.
According to Lumaban, the boat operator said the rope that connected the parasail to the speedboat broke due to strong winds.
The couple fell into the sea and was dragged as the strong winds continued to blow on the parasail.
Lumaban said that they would release a statement on Wednesday, adding they were still conducting a thorough investigation of the accident. SFM