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Man Falls to His Death in Thailand After Zip-Line Wire Breaks

by Eben Diskin Apr 16, 2019

Zip-lining has become such a popular tourist pastime around the world, it’s easy to forget it can be dangerous. On Saturday, a 25-year-old Canadian man fell 40 feet to his death after a zip-line cable snapped in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It occurred while the man was on vacation with his girlfriend.

The course, called Flight of the Gibbon, is advertised as one of the longest zip-lines in Asia, consists of 33 different platforms, and is often dubbed as one of the best outdoor adventures in Chiang Mai. It has been temporarily shut down while an investigation takes place. Authorities are looking into whether the zip-line’s weight limit was exceeded, or if there was any negligence by the operators.

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened at Flight of the Gibbon. In 2016, the zip-line was shut down after three Israeli tourists collided with each other and fell to the ground. Their injuries, however, were not fatal.


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