Tengah Malam Berfoto di Air Terjun, Turis Terjatuh dan Langsung Tewas

Senin, 26 Februari 2018 - 00:02 WIB
NEWS COPY - WITH VIDEO A Czech tourist fell 100ft to his death while posing for a PICTURE at the same waterfall where actor Paul Nicholls was stranded. Jiri Barta, 32, travelled to the beauty spot on Thai island Koh Samui yesterday (Thu) with a group of eight other holidaymakers, including one Briton. The man shuffled to the edge of a cliff next to the Khun Sri waterfall while a friend took a photograph. But Jiri lost his footing and plunged to his death in front of his horrified pals at around noon. Friends clambered down and desperately battled to resuscitate him - while his heart was still breathing for 15 minutes - without success. Rescue workers arrived a short time later and he was pronounced dead at the scene before being taken to hospital for a post mortem examination. Devastated friend Miss Romana Uassara, 30, said the group had arrived in Thailand on February 5 and they had rented five motorcycles to travel around the island. She said: ''We were just admiring the beauty of the waterfall and he walked over to the edge for a picture. ''The edge is so steep and he fell onto his back. It took a long time for his body to hit the bottom. I don't know why. We went down and he was still alive. We tried to do CPR and asked for help from villagers in the neighbourhood.'' Boonchai Wannawatchanasuntorn of Koh Samui's tourist police, said rescuers spent five hours negotiating the deadly terrain to retrieve the body. He said: ''There is a sign in both Thai and English barring people from entering, but tourists keep ignoring it. ''Accidents happened often because the slope is very steep, at almost 90 degrees, and it is very slippery.'' The treacherous waterfall has been declared off-limits after a series of falls. Last year, Eastenders star Paul Nicholls spent three days trapped at the waterfall after falling on the slippery surface. The actor survived in humid mosquito-plagued temperatures by drinking water from the stream before he was rescued with a sh

FAJAR.CO.ID — Turis asal Ceko, Jiri Barta tewas mengenaskan saat sedang berwisata di air terjun di Pulau Koh Samui, Thailand. Ia tewas pada Kamis waktu setempat setelah terjatuh dari tebing air terjun setinggi 30,40 meter.

Insiden ini terjadi saat Barta bersama delapan turis lainnya, termasuk satu warga Inggris mengunjungi tempat itu pada malam hari. Sekitar pukul 12 malam, pria 32 tahun itu berjalan ke tepi tebing di samping air terjun Khun Sri di mana seorang teman memotretnya.

Saat berfoto, ia kehilangan pijakannya dan jatuh. Teman-temannya bergegas turun dan dan mencoba menyadarkannya. Akan tetapi, ia dinyatakan tewas di tempat kejadian sebelum dibawa ke rumah sakit.

Temannya, Romana Uassara, 30, mengatakan bahwa mereka tiba di Thailand pada tanggal 5 Februari dan mereka telah menyewa lima sepeda motor untuk bepergian keliling pulau. “Kami hanya mengagumi keindahan air terjun dan dia berjalan ke tepi. Tepi itu sangat curam dan dia terjatuh. Saya tidak tahu kenapa,” kata Romana.

Romana menjelaskan, mereka sudah berusaha menolong. “Kami turun dan dia masih hidup. Kami mencoba melakukan CPR dan meminta bantuan dari penduduk desa di lingkungan sekitar,” jelasnya.

Boonchai Wannawatchanasuntorn dari kepolisian turis Koh Samui, mengatakan bahwa penyelamat menghabiskan waktu lima jam untuk menerobos medan untuk mengambil tubuh korban. “Ada tanda yang melarang orang masuk, namun wisatawan terus mengabaikannya.

Kecelakaan sering terjadi karena kemiringannya sangat curam, hampir 90 derajat, dan sangat licin,” ujarnya. (Metro/amr/fajar)

 

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