A CHINESE smuggler died and his partner was taken to hospital after they jumped overboard during a high-speed boat chase. The man who died jumped from a speedboat travelling at more than 90 km/h while being chased by two pursuit craft launched from HMS Starling. The other man became entangled in fishing nets after hurling himself into the sea when the boat was boarded. A launch from Sai Kung police station transferred them to the United Christian Hospital. One was taken to intensive care but died at 7 am yesterday from multiple injuries. The other is believed to have a broken leg. On board were 40 Hitachi karaoke television sets believed to have been destined for the mainland.