German woman injured in Krabi cave

German woman injured in Krabi cave, photo by The Phuket Express.

A German woman was injured in a cave in Thailand’s Krabi province on Tuesday. The 61 year old tourist fell while walking inside the cave at Ka Narb Nam Mountain in the main city district. She was left unable to walk.

The rescue mission was arduous due to the cave’s location. A rescue team had to get to the cave area with long-tail boats, before climbing 10 metres up a ladder to the cave.

The rescuers then put the woman on a stretcher and moved her down from the cave and onto a long-tail boat to take her to a hospital.

The woman had been visiting the cave with her husband, The Phuket Express reported.

This news comes just after another incident involving a German tourist being injured in Krabi in January. This incident also involved an arduous rescue mission.

On January 10, a young German tourist was injured after falling from the top of the stairs at Krabi’s Tiger Cave Temple.

Rescue workers climbed over 1,000 steps, which took more than one hour, to reach the 19 year old man. The man was lying on the staircase, unable to move, bleeding from the head, and suffering from neck pain.

Luckily, a group of female tourists on the staircase, who were nurses, were able to help the injured tourist while waiting for rescue workers by stopping the flow of blood from his head.

The man had climbed 1,260 stairs to reach the viewpoint at the summit of the mountain before suffering from dizziness and fainting on his way back down, causing him to fall around 30 steps.

The rescue workers gave the injured teenager first aid before putting him on a stretcher and carrying him back down the staircase, which took over two hours. He was brought to Krabi hospital to be treated for his injuries and expected to make a full recovery.

Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.