An Israeli tourist drowned after slipping into a river while he was taking pictures of waterfalls in Koh Samui.
Radwan Sbih, 27, had been with two friends staying on the popular holiday island. They went for a walk to a waterfall and Radwan clambered onto rocks to take pictures of the idyllic scenery.
But he lost is footing and plunged into the raging waters – swollen from weeks of heavy rain.
His body was washed down stream before coming to a rest on rocks. The emergency services arrived and pulled Radwan’s body from the water but the tourist, from Jerusalem, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rescue worker Patipong Kaewpetch said: ”The emergency call was received on Friday at 2.41pm. A foreigner had fallen into the Na Mueang waterfall.
”In this case they had walked across the river to go to photograph the area. A flash flood had also recently caused a strong flow of water.
”The man fell into the river and disappeared while his two friends were watching.”
The breath-taking waterfalls on the popular holiday island attract tourists from around the world. But they have also gained a repuation for being some of the most dangerous.
In July, ex-Eastenders star Paul Nicholls spent 72 hours trapped in a rock fall at the bottom of the Khun Si waterfall on Koh Samui. The actor suffered a shattered leg and needed several days in hospital to recover.
While British holidaymaker Luke Scott, 20, survived a 260ft drop down the Na Muang waterfall – the same one that claimed the life of the Israeli.