Foreign Spanish tourist injured after a fall while playing on top of the Kathu Waterfall in Phuket

PHOTO: Screen capture from Speed News Phuket

Kathu, Phuket –

  An unidentified female foreign tourist from Spain has broken her ankle after she slipped from several rocks while she was reportedly playing on top of the Kathu Waterfall yesterday.

Just days earlier, notes the Phuket Express, a Romanian tourist fell to her death at a waterfall in Koh Samui in a separate accident while reportedly taking photos at the edge.

Khao Yai Rescue Workers were notified of the accident by local residents who live nearby yesterday afternoon (May 16th) on the top of the Kathu Waterfall.

Rescue teams went up onto the waterfall by stone stairs which is about 200 meters in total. The female foreign tourist, whose name and age was withheld by relevant authorities, was found in the shallow water at the top of the waterfall in pain. Her boyfriend, whose name and age were also withheld, was waiting nearby.

PHOTO: Screen capture from Speed News Phuket

The female foreign tourist had broken her ankle. Rescue workers provided her first ad before putting her on a rescue board to carry her down the waterfall to a waiting ambulance. Her boyfriend told rescue workers the couple is from Spain.

PHOTO: Screen capture from Speed News Phuket

The injured tourist was transported, with some difficulty, down the stairs along the waterfall and taken to a local hospital for medical assistance where she is reportedly recovering.

PHOTO: Screen capture from Speed News Phuket


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.