32year old tourist from Czech republic, Jiri Barta falls down from waterfall on Their Island, Koh Samui in Thailand and died immediately.
The tourist died while taking selfie on the waterfall slipped and lost control of his foot.
Report revealed that the man shuffled to the edge of a cliff next to the Khun Sri waterfall while a friend took a photograph.
However he then lost his footing and plunged to his death in front of his horrified friends. Friends rushed down and desperately battled to resuscitate him without success.
Rescue workers however arrived at the scene a while later but the man was confirmed dead before being taken to the hospital for a post-mortem examination. Devastated friend Miss Romana Uassara, 30, said the group had arrived in Thailand on February 5 and they had rented five motorcycles to travel around the island.
‘We were just admiring the beauty of the waterfall and he walked over to the edge for a picture. ‘The edge is so steep and he fell onto his back. It took a long time for his body to hit the bottom. I don’t know why. ‘We went down and he was still alive. We tried to do CPR and asked for help from villagers in the neighbourhood.’
Boonchai Wannawatchanasuntorn of Koh Samui’s tourist police, said rescuers spent five hours negotiating the deadly terrain to retrieve the body.
‘There is a sign in both Thai and English barring people from entering, but tourists keep ignoring it. Accidents happened often because the slope is very steep, at almost 90 degrees, and it is very slippery.’
The treacherous waterfall has been declared off-limits after a number of people have fallen from its edges in time past.