Local officials and volunteers discovered the body of a young Frenchman late Sunday morning after he fell to his death at a water fall on Koh Samui around 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Ryan Meghar, 20, was discovered dead in the stream above Na Muang Waterfall 2 at 10 a.m. on Sunday. It was stuck between boulders in the stream on the waterfall’s third tier. After hiking roughly two kilometers from the base, local officials and rescue volunteers arrived.
Meghan was only dressed in black shorts. His skull and an elbow were both fractured.
Phunchid Khamloon, Koh Samui’s acting disaster prevention and mitigation chief, said the man went to the waterfall with four or five other people, including his girlfriend.
They entered the fourth tier of the waterfall, which was closed due to the high current induced by the recent heavy rains.
The man fell from the fourth tier, which is 10-15 meters higher than the third. The pinnacle of the six-tiered waterfall is approximately 80 meters high.
Mr Phunchid cautioned tourists not to enter the forbidden zones and dangerous top of the waterfall for their own and rescue workers’ safety.
Another Frenchman and a Spanish tourist died at the Na Muang Waterfall 2 in July and November of this year.
Na Muang Waterfall 2 is one of the most magnificent waterfalls on Thailand’s Koh Samui island. Koh Samui is a well-known tourist destination for its beautiful beaches, lush surroundings, and vibrant culture.
The Na Muang Waterfall 2 is part of the Na Muang waterfall complex, which also contains the Na Muang 1 and Na Muang 2 waterfalls.
It’s a good idea to check the current circumstances and accessibility before organizing a visit, as they may vary depending on the season. It’s also a good idea to follow any regulations or standards in place to assist maintain the natural environment.