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Three Israelis seriously injured after fall at Flight of the Gibbon Chiang Mai

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An Israeli tourist remains in intensive care after falling from a zip line at a tourist attraction in Chiang Mai.

 

Two other people, one a seven year old boy, were also seriously injured following the accident on Friday at the Flight of the Gibbon adventure park in Mae Rim. 

 

The two adults and the boy were rushed to the Chiang Mai Ram Hospital when they fell to the ground after colliding with one another on the zip line.

 

The two adults were identified as Ms Orit Rov, 40, and Mr Sahar Meir 42,. 

 

Ms Rov is intensive care, while Ms Meir is also being treated in hospital. The boy, identified as Liam Boborow has been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for a shoulder injury. 

 

On Saturday, police and local officials ordered the Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai to remain closed.

 

This isn’t the first time foreign tourists have been injured while visiting one of Thailand’s adventure zip line attractions.

 

In October last year, a Chinese national died after falling from a zip line at the Flying Squirrels attraction also in Chiang Mai.

 

Flight of the Gibbon, operates in a number of locations in Thailand including Chonburi and Koh Phangan boasts as having “the longest, highest and fastest ziplines in the world”.

 

Source: http://www.thairath.co.th/content/814046

 

 
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3 minutes ago, mcfish said:

Why do people thrill seek in 3rd world and developing countries? It's not like they will adhere to safety standards because there are none!

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Not just 3rd world and developing countries, unless you put Australia in that category.

This past October 4 died and others badly injured when a thrill ride ride went wrong at Australia's most popular fun park "Dreamworld" on the Gold Coast in QLD

Well covered in international media.

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Don't forget those hot air balloon deathtraps....Oh well, the songtaews will have to revert back to promoting soapy massage.  I wonder if the Israeli were trying to get three for the price of two, and were deceptive about the seven year old....I know some airline folks that say some of the attempts to break the rules were not only unbelievable, but unbelievable that people had the guts to try it.

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2 hours ago, mcfish said:

Why do people thrill seek in 3rd world and developing countries? It's not like they will adhere to safety standards because there are none!

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Have you tried this particular activity? If not, you don't know what you are talking about. I did it last year with my two daughters and I was impressed at how seriously they took the safety measures. 

 

I can't imagine how two people can collide on the zip lines as there aren't any parts where they would cross each other (everything goes in one direction only). Also, one can't commence one's ride till the other rider is already safely on the platform and disengaged from the zip line

 

There aren't enough details to speculate on what actually happened.

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Flight of Gibbon have an exemplary safety record, up to now they have had no such incident. Says a lot considering how much business they do day in and day out. They charge more than other zip-line tours in CM justified IMO for there superior service and location. I'm not involved in the business but have had several visiting friends and relatives over the years go for a zip and loved it.

 

The article says " adventure park in Mae Rim".... have they opened a new location? the original site is in Mae Kompong (Doi Saket).

Not fair if they get shut down over one non-fatal incident.....considering the Death-Canyon water park is still open after numerous deaths.

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10 hours ago, mcfish said:

Why do people thrill seek in 3rd world and developing countries? It's not like they will adhere to safety standards because there are none!

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Totally agree.  

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Flight of the Gibbon has good/normal safety standards and they use good safety equipment + harnesses + helmets.

The main line is used in combination with an additional life line. That one user breaks his 2 lines is rare. In this case there were 3 falling victims.

The precise accident has not been detailed, but a collision or unsafe action by one or more of the 3 users is not excluded.

I hope the victims are doing well.

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15 hours ago, mcfish said:

Why do people thrill seek in 3rd world and developing countries? It's not like they will adhere to safety standards because there are none!

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Well while you're at it why not say why would people drive in 3rd world and developing countries since safety standards are not up to par? Why even come here in the first place?

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Balderdash! I am close to one zip line operation in Thailand and I know they have high safety standards and strive to improve on those standards every year. I have watched them train and bring in the experts for training and consultations. Your comment is at best based solely on ignorance. I will try to get details on what happened over at the Gibbon later today. And as others noted, Flight of the Gibbon had been in operation for nearly a decade without a serious incident.


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Well while you're at it why not say why would people drive in 3rd world and developing countries since safety standards are not up to par? Why even come here in the first place?

You nailed it!

Exactly why I don't drive. But it's a bit silly not to come here because I don't participate in risky sports or don't drive a car lol

If you don't work or don't have a family why on earth would anyone drive a car?

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Balderdash! I am close to one zip line operation in Thailand and I know they have high safety standards and strive to improve on those standards every year. I have watched them train and bring in the experts for training and consultations. Your comment is at best based solely on ignorance. I will try to get details on what happened over at the Gibbon later today. And as others noted, Flight of the Gibbon had been in operation for nearly a decade without a serious incident.


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RUBBISH! there were 17000 injuries recorded over a 16 year period globally with the highest proportion in the last 4 years . Unless you were on your balcony with binoculars watching every ride then you are completely clueless! I guarantee Thailand has a strong share in those statistics

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3259783/Zip-line-popularity-soars-injuries-study-finds.html

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17 minutes ago, mcfish said:

You nailed it!

Exactly why I don't drive. But it's a bit silly not to come here because I don't participate in risky sports or don't drive a car lol

If you don't work or don't have a family why on earth would anyone drive a car?

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Nothing wrong with driving here if you are a defensive driver and stay totally concentrated on what you are doing.

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Nothing wrong with driving here if you are a defensive driver and stay totally concentrated on what you are doing.

It afraid statistics don't support you. You can drive as safely as you like until that minibus driver forces you into a ditch...

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