South-Korean tourist falls to his death in Peru

Gocta Cataracts (openstreetmap)

Kim Jongyeob, 28, from South Korea lost his footing while trying to take a picture on the edge of the Gocta Cataracts waterfall in the north-east region of Peru and fell 500 meters to his death on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Divers and mountain rescue teams were called in to recover Mr Jongyeob’s body from the base of the falls and he was later cremated before his ashes were taken back to South Korea.

On the same date, also in Peru, a German tourist died at Machu Picchu.

Source: Independent

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