The recent capsized boat incident in Krabi was reported by Thai media to happen after nine Swedish passengers went to stand on the same side of the boat to get their pictures taken.
However, one of the nine Swedish tourists, Idige Rantanen, reached out to ScandAsia to reveal another side of the story following their near-death experience in the middle of Hong Island’s ocean.
According to Idige Rantanen, all passengers did not take any photos, but were seated properly. She said the reason the boat overturned was because the boat driver took a “too small, fast, and sharp turn” before he lost control of the steering stick.
“The boat fell over completely. We all get trapped inside and under the upside down boat. We are a family of nine. We all managed to save ourselves, luckily no one passed out. My husband also saved the driver’s little boy who could not swim,” Idige Rantanen added.
After everyone was up in the open air, a nearby boat came to hand them lifejackets and took them to the shore.
In addition, Idige Rantanen claimed that police did not discuss what happened with her group at all, they only asked about their lost belongings.
Therefore, Idige Rantanen got very upset when she learned what Thai media reported about her family and the incident.