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VIDEO: Officials issue warning after foreign tourists seen 'tombstoning' from Krabi rock face

 

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Thai caption: Scary dive into water in front of Phra Nang cave

Picture: 77kaoded

 

A video showed several young foreign tourists jumping into the sea, an activity known as ‘tombstoning’, near the entrance to the Phra Nang cave on Railay beach in Krabi. 

 

Other tourists contacted the press to say this was scary and dangerous as there are lots of rocks in the area. 

 

Chief of the Nopparat Thara - Koh Phi Phi national park Woraphot Lormlim was not amused. 

 

He sent his officials in to investigate but they were too late. 

 

He said that climbing up at that point is illegal and anyone doing so in the future would be prosecuted. 

 

77kaoded reported that there is signage in the area forbidding climbing and jumping and that guides have been warned to tell tourists not to do it. The guides themselves face prosecution if they allow it to happen. 

 

Source: 77kaoded

 

 

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They probably checked where the rocks are, and are not jumping on them. I think that is a fair assumption, but the police will not be able to get a grip on that.

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Not a big deal. I have jumped from higher than that. Not going to claim to be a cliff diver though. Those guys are mad.

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Tourism already in the toilet but they just can't miss the chance to have a pop at the few tourists still here contributing to the economy.

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Unbelievable. Just jeep it up you morons till their are no more tourists coming to Thailand and no more expats. All they seem to be interested is a few baht quick cash from fines but never mind tomorrow.

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23 hours ago, Tongjaw said:

All the complainers on here giving the officials a hard time for trying to enforce the rules make me laugh. If any of the tourists had hurt themselves and started a go fund me page you guys would complain about that too. Must be terrible to wake up on a morning thinking what can I moan about today. 

Yes and it's called a FORUM! Opinions and comments. Is it stupid to jump off cliffs ~ yes, are people hurt or even killed each year doing it ~ yes however treating it as a major crime and hunting down the kids doing it like hardened criminals with the incentive of extracting a bonus from their parents is not good for the country or tourism. 

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Maybe these tourist could not find a cheap hotel with balcony to jump from so they have started doing this 

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On 2/4/2020 at 8:32 PM, Tongjaw said:

All the complainers on here giving the officials a hard time for trying to enforce the rules make me laugh. If any of the tourists had hurt themselves and started a go fund me page you guys would complain about that too. Must be terrible to wake up on a morning thinking what can I moan about today. 

I guess some people lament for the days before we nerfed the world . where you had the right to kill yourself with your stupidity. now everything is all safe......bah humbug. 

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On 2/4/2020 at 6:57 PM, hotchilli said:

If it's from a prohibited area where rocks are underwater then it's a fair comment.... wearing an immovable object for a "new hat" after a long drop is not a great idea... and it's stated for a good reason.

This is not being a "kill-joy"

and sure as shooting some drunk moron will die from a dive and then the cry will be "oh but why did the Thais allow these dangerous acts to happen?" or some such garbage. It's sad but a lot of clowns need protection from themselves..

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