A 20-year-old Australian woman died on Sunday afternoon from injuries she suffered in a jet ski accident off Kata Beach in Phuket.
Emily Jayne Collie had been jet skiing with her husband when the couple collided at high speed leaving the young Australian with severe injuries to her neck and back.
She was rescued by local lifeguards who performed CPR on her until medics arrived at the scene at around 4.45pm on Sunday.
She was taken by ambulance to Chalong Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Her husband, who wasn’t named, suffered only minor injuries in the accident. The body has been sent to Vachira Hospital for an autopsy and the Australian embassy informed.
'I'll never be able to mend': Man whose girlfriend, 20, died when their jetski collided posts touching tribute - as it is revealed he will be CHARGED over her death.
* She crashed into a jetski being driven by her boyfriend, Tommy Keating
* Tommy has posted an emotional tribute to his 'beautiful girl' on Facebook
* He will face charges over the crash, according to local media reports
Tommy Keating described Emily Jayne Collie as the most beautiful girl he had ever met
Part of Mr Keating's emotional Facebook tribute to his girlfriend, Emily Jayne Collie:
'I'll always be your boy and you'll always be my girl! We had so many plans for our future Emmy.'
Mr Keating described his girlfriend as 'My beautiful girl' and said Ms Collie was 'taken too soon'.
'I love you to bits baby and I promise I'll never stop and you'll always have my heart!' he wrote.
'You where such an inspiration to myself and many others! The most beautiful girl I've ever met! Inside and out!
'Fly high up there Emmy I know you'll always be looking down on me and everyone you loved.
'Rest easy Emily I'll never forget you.'
'Ms Collie's boyfriend, Mr Keating, who was driving the other jetski when they collided will faces charges of reckless driving causing death,' Lt Patiwat Yodkhwan from the Karon Police told the paper.
In a statement, Ms Collie's family paid tribute to their 'princess'. 'Emily was our princess, everything shined bright when she was around,' the statement said. 'She was the most caring person and deeply loved her family more than anything in the world. 'She was looking forward to celebrating her 21st birthday this year and completing her pharmacy degree.
Ms Collie was pulled unconscious from the water and was treated by lifeguards on the beach before she was pronounced dead
Ms Collie is pictured being treated by lifeguards on the beach at Phuket in Thailand
Ms Collie is pictured being taken to the ambulance by lifeguards on Sunday
'The family would like to thank everyone for the love and support during this difficult time.
'She left a hole in our hearts.'
Ms Collie was pulled unconscious from the water and was treated by lifeguards on the beach before she was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.
Mr Keating said strong sunlight reflected off the sea and made it impossible to see her jetski, leading to the crash just off Kata Beach in Phuket.
She and Mr Keating crashed into each other about 4.45pm local time on Sunday. Ms Collie died after suffering severe neck and shoulder injuries. Mr Keating suffered minor injuries and broke down in tears in the ambulance.
An onlooker, Prapai Navarak, said the boyfriend was crying but there was nothing anybody could do.
'It was so sad to see. Nobody could do anything. The woman's husband was crying. I am shocked,' Mr Navarak said.
Mr Keating suffered minor injuries and broke down in tears in the ambulance
Mr Keating's cousin, Sean Lyon Smith, said the couple had been in a relationship for about two years and had gone to Thailand on a 'dream holiday'.
Ms Collie, of Victoria, was a student at Charles Sturt University and went to Goulburn Valley Grammar School in Shepparton, according to her Facebook page.
A spokesperson confirmed the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was providing consular assistance to Ms Collie's family.
Tributes began flowing on Monday morning for the young woman.
Ms Collie's boyfriend said strong sunlight reflected off the sea and made it impossible to see her jetski, leading to the crash just off Kata Beach in Phuket
Onlooker Prapai Navarak said: 'It was so sad to see. Nobody could do anything. The woman's husband was crying. I am shocked'
'I was inspired by you in so many ways my darling girl, you were so strong and so determined,' Ms Lyon wrote on Facebook.
'I miss you so much Emily. I truly do. I love how you loved my brother, the way you looked into his eyes with nothing but pure love, it was the truest thing I've ever been grateful to witness. I know you're up there our darling, and I know the stars will forever shine brighter now that you've found home in their skies. I promise to look after your Tommy forever and always our darling girl.'
Steph Hanlon said she 'cannot even accept that this has happened'.
'Such a beautiful and strong girl and I feel so blessed to have once been so close with you,' the friend wrote on Facebook.
The 20-year-old and her boyfriend Tommy Keating crashed into each other about 4.45pm local time on Sunday
Mr Keating suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to reports
Another friend, Maddie Louise King, said Ms Collie was a 'gorgeous girl' and was shocking 'something as horrible as this can happen, especially to someone you know'.
Kaila Grundy said she 'couldn't accept' Ms Collie's death.
'Cant accept the fact that such a beautiful person has been taken away too early,' the friend wrote on Facebook.
'I feel privileged to have had a friend like you, Em! You'll never be forgotten and always will be missed. Fly high girl xxx.'
Ebony Britten said: 'Rest easy beautiful, forever grateful to have met such a kind soul.'
Another friend commented: 'My Heart is breaking. Such a sad loss of the most beautiful girl, such a sweet girl taken too soon. A beautiful angel, now in heaven.'
The grief-striken boyfriend of an Australian woman who died in a jet-ski crash in Thailand has paid tribute to his 'beautiful girl' in an emotional Facebook post, as it's revealed he will face charges over her death.
Emily Jayne Collie, 20, was killed when the jetski she was riding crashed into the one being driven by her boyfriend, Tommy Keating, just off Kata Beach in Phuket on Sunday.
'I love you so much Emily and I wish I could just bring you back into my arms,' Mr Keating wrote in his heartbreaking Facebook post.
Source Daily Mail