Tourist dies in Thailand zip line accident

A 25-year-old Canadian tourist visiting Thailand with his girlfriend died in a zip line accident with a company that’s already faced criminal charges over safety concerns in the past,...

Image result for Canadian tourist dies in Thailand zip line accidentA 25-year-old Canadian tourist visiting Thailand with his girlfriend died in a zip line accident with a company that’s already faced criminal charges over safety concerns in the past, reports said.

The tourist was at the Flight of the Gibbon attraction in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand on Saturday when the cable snapped soon after he was released at the beginning of the zip line course, BBC reported. 

He fell nearly 40 feet and tumbled down a hill, a source told the outlet.

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Authorities in the Southeast Asian tourist destination are investigating if weight limits were exceeded and any other signs of negligence from the operators.

The Flight of the Gibbon zip line attraction has a history of safety issues.

In 2016, it was temporarily shut down when three tourists from Israel collided into each other and fell.

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In 2015, American tourist Lisa Sayre collided with another woman on the zip line and broke six ribs, her tailbone, pelvis and suffered a partially collapsed lung, Outside Online and others reported.

Sayre is permanently blind in one eye from the accident and two employees with the company pleaded guilty to negligence about a year after the incident, Chiang Mai City Life reported. 

Source: nypost.com

Photo credit: KelownaNow

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