Killarney woman survives speedboat accident in Thailand

A Killarney woman has escaped death and survived a speedboat accident in Thailand. Helen O` Sullivan who’s in her early 20’s was aboard an overcrowded boat when it capsized drowning 15 other passengers.She’s described the incident as the most frightening experience of her life. The boat on which Helen O`Sullivan was travelling was heading from one Thai island to another when 15 minutes after boarding it flipped upside down, trapping most of the occupants underneath.Helen was hit by the boat and trapped with the others but managed to escape and swim to open water when the speedboat sank. She was in the water for 15 minutes before being rescued. Helen and her companion, a young woman from county Mayo are now safe and well. They’re continuing their holiday and are due to return home to Ireland on the 17th February.