Australian Tourist Dies After Hiking to Tiger Cave in Krabi


Krabi –

A 70-year-old Australian tourist dies after hiking to the Tiger cave in Krabi, which involves a challenging and steep climb.

Emergency responders was notified that a tourist was unconscious on Friday (March 17th) at the Tiger Cave in Mueang Krabi district.

Advance emergency responders and a doctor took more than one hour to ascend the 1,200 step ladder to the cave almost near the top of the hill. They found a 70-year-old Australian tourist who was unconscious (The Phuket Express is withholding his name pending embassy and family notification). He was provided CPR but resuscitation attempts ultimately failed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The doctor at the scene believed that the tourist might have entered a state of shock after the challenging hike and heart immediately stopped. His body was taken down from the hill which also took more than one hour.

The Mueang Krabi Police told the Phuket Express that they found that the tourist was travelling alone. His motorbike was parked at the temple. A passport was found inside his bag at the motorbike. An autopsy will be conducted to find the exact cause of death.

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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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.