Dutch tourist rushed to hospital after breaking her leg while going sightseeing on mountain in Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan, Surat Thani –

A Dutch tourist was rushed to a local hospital after reportedly breaking her leg while walking up to a mountain in Haad Khom of Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, for sightseeing on Saturday evening, July 23rd.

Officials from the Koh Phangan Rescue Volunteer arrived at the scene after being alerted to the accident around 4:30 PM. Upon arrival, Jan H. Kedde, 46, was found with a broken left ankle. Her friend, who was also a Dutch national, was standing nearby, waiting for assistance.

Kedde was conscious and willing to cooperate with the officers. She told them that she and her friend had traveled up to the mountain to see the beautiful natural seaview around 1:00 PM. When they were walking back around 3:00 PM., she slipped and fell onto the rocks with pain in her left ankle.

The rescue transportation was somewhat of a struggle. Rescuers used a rope rescue system and pulled the injured woman down the hill, crossing over rocks, waterfalls, and chasms along the way. They spent about 2 hours and 30 minutes which took the teams into the evening taking her down the hill before rushing her to First Western Hospital 10:00 PM.

As of press time her spirits are reportedly high and she is recovering at the hospital.

Photo Courtesy: Koh Phangan Rescue Volunteer

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.