French Tourist Falls To Death in Koh Samui

On Thursday, November 14th, 2019, a French tourist slipped and fell to his death when he tried to take a selfie at Na Mueang 2 waterfall on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand.

Bastien Palmier

The man was identified as 33 year old Bastien Palmier. At the same spot, a Spanish tourist fell and died in July earlier this year.

According to Daily Mail, The Frenchman’s forehead had been split open and his body was covered in cuts and bruises from the fall. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A friend who was visiting the waterfall with him said that they had reached the top of the waterfall when ‘Bastien wanted to go further into the prohibited zone that was near the cliff edge’. He ‘warned him to stay away but he didn’t listen’ and he ‘crossed the rope that was closing off the area’.

“It took multiple hours to reach the body because the site was very slippery and steep,” said Lieutenant Phuvadol Viriyavarangkul of Koh Samui tourist police. “His friend said he was trying to take a selfie and then he slipped and fell.”

A video on YouTube shows scenes from the rescue effort.

The spot is now roped off and has a sign warning hikers of the danger. 

Source: The Thaiger, Coconuts.co, DailyMail

(Picture: ViralPress)

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