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    Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

    Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

    Phuket Gazette - September 20, 2014 | 01:49 PM

    PHUKET: An Australian tourist was injured after ignoring a warning sign and falling down a small cliff at the Susan Hoi Shell Cemetery, also known as the “Fossil Beach”, near Ao Nang in Krabi yesterday.

    According to police, David Grant, 40, was visiting the famous natural attraction with a friend when he decided to climb down the cliff to the fossilized rock formations.

    “Mr Gant was at the viewpoint with a friend,” said Sen Sgt Maj Thongchai of Krabi Town Police. “He ignored the warning sign about the rocks and was climbing down the cliff when he slipped and fell about three meters.”

    Ao Nang rescue workers had to navigate their way around the 75-million-year-old rock formations, sited within the Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, and along the beach to get to Mr Grant.

    “He remained conscious and suffered only a few cuts a bruises – mostly to his face. Luckily, he didn’t break any bones,” said Sgt Thongchai.

    “Please heed the warning signs at places like this, otherwise you could suffer serious injury.”

    Mr Grant was taken to Krabi Hospital for treatment and was later discharged.

    — Kritsada Mueanhawong


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    Re: Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

    Similarly you should not ignore swimming notices and flags on the beach, particularly red flag warnings not to swim at all.

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    Re: Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

    Tourists often seem to leave their "common sense" (if they ever had any) at home when on vacation.

    I have little sympathy for people who engage in high risk activities that turn out bad. To me it like bullfighting, most times the matodor wins, but occasionally the bull scores a kill. Just part of the game of life IMO.

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    Re: Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

    My orientation as a tourist is safety first, comfort second, and adventure comes last. I know this may make me miss out on some thrills but it's doubly difficult to be unwell when far away from home. Sometimes it could also affect negatively the people you're travelling with -which is very irresponsible and selfish on your part.

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    Re: Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

    I was expecting to read about an act of a teenager, but a 40yo?? @_@
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    Re: Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

    I wish the article included a shot of the sign.
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    Re: Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

    Quote Originally Posted by Marie View Post
    My orientation as a tourist is safety first, comfort second, and adventure comes last. I know this may make me miss out on some thrills but it's doubly difficult to be unwell when far away from home. Sometimes it could also affect negatively the people you're travelling with -which is very irresponsible and selfish on your part.
    Does not endear one to the locals either-could mean they risk their lives to save yours. We get a lot of idiots here-home grown and imported- who think it is OK to climb mountains in trainers in winter etc and end up having to be rescued when they get into trouble.

    For example:

    http://www.lochaber-news.co.uk/News/...y-09012013.htm

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...gerous-2066625

    http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/nor...-saves-4463616


    and some never learn:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-19456070
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    Re: Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

    “He remained conscious and suffered only a few cuts a bruises – mostly to his face. Luckily, he didn’t break any bones,”
    Yet, they are hauling him off on a stretcher. I've always been lead to believe that Aussies were a sturdy bunch!
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    Re: Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

    I think that's to prevent aggravating his condition, since at that point most probably the rescuers didn't know yet the full extent of his injury. I once watched an interview with paramedics who said they take precautionary measures on how to haul victims of accidents, some of which are in shock, and may be incapable of describing where it exactly hurts. Sometimes for good measure they are automatically given braces to wear in case of, at that moment, undetected abrasions and fractures.

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    Re: Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    Yet, they are hauling him off on a stretcher. I've always been lead to believe that Aussies were a sturdy bunch!
    We have a saying here, that he needs to eat a cup of cement, and harden up.

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