British Tourist Seriously Injured after Falling from Waterfall on Samui Island

Samui Island, Surat Thani –

A British tourist has sustained severe injuries after he fell down from a waterfall on the Samui Island.

The Samui District Chief Mr. Chayaphon Intarasupa told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the incident over the past weekend at the Na Mueang 2 Waterfall.

More than 30 officials and rescue workers arrived at the steep waterfall. It took more than four hours to pull the tourist up before taking him to a local hospital.

The tourist was identified by authorities as Mr. Joshua Peter Kohler, 20, British national. He went to the waterfall with 7 other friends. They were walking to the top of the waterfall which is very high and steep. Signs are being placed to warn tourists not to go up to this area.

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

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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.