It’s sup­posed to be fun until it turns into a trag­ic acci­dent.

A West Aus­tralian busi­ness­man has died in a para­sail­ing acci­dent after plung­ing 70 meters (230 feet) into a shal­low water at a beach in Phuket, Thai­land.

Accord­ing to local reports, oper­a­tors told police, 71-year-old Roger Hussey acci­den­tal­ly pulled on a hook that unstrapped his har­ness after con­fus­ing the ropes on his para­sail.