HAT YAI – The dead body of a unidentified woman tourist was found in an off-limits section of a popular waterfall in Southern Thailand’s Hat Yai district on Thursday.
Thai Authorities said she was found in a rock pool at Ton Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary, between the first and second levels of the seven-tier Ton Nga Chang waterfall.
Her body was seen by another visitor to the waterfall and reported about 2.30pm.
Police and sanctuary officials sent to the scene reported the dead woman was wearing a white T-shirt but was naked from the waist down. She was in an area prohibited to visitors because there was a dangerous whirlpool there.
They were unable to retrieve the body, which was at the bottom of a steep ravine. A rescue team would be called in to recover it.
Police are investigating and said there have been no reports of a missing tourist.
Meanwhile, Hua Hin authorities have finished installing a shark net off the beach where a Norwegian was attacked during his swim five months ago.
Jeerawat Phramanee of the Hua Hin Municipality Office said a company commissioned to install the net at Sai Noi beach at Ban Khao Tao finished the job on Thursday at a cost of 400,000 baht.
By Assawin Pakkawan