2 Thai hikers fall from cliff, 1 seriously injured

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Two stranded Thai hikers are waiting for help from a rescue team after they fell about 60 metres from a cliff at Haew Krathin Waterfall in the central province of Nakhon Nayok. One of the hikers is seriously injured.

Fifty-year-old Pirom Chansuwan alerted Nakhon Nayok Provincial Administration at 10am today to ask for help after he and his friend, 37 year old Akarawut Chanmaha, fell from a cliff.

Pirom informed officers that he had only mild injuries but his friend, Akarawut, has a huge wound on his head. He lost consciousness for a while before awakening.

Pirom said Akarawut’s condition is worrying. He told his friend to remain still and avoid moving while he climbed back up a hill until he got a phone signal to contact the rescue team.

Officers from Nakhon Nayok Provincial Administration and a rescue team are now planning a rescue mission. Officers updated their website making it public that they have a one-hour drive and another four hours of walking before they get to the spot.

The two hikers have a power bank and some food. Officers revealed they were not panicking when the call was made. The rescue team is expected to get to the spot sometime this evening.

The official Facebook page of the Nakhon Nayok Provincial Public Relations always keeps the public updated on the progress of every rescue process.

Thailand News

Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at petch@thethaiger.com.

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