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Rescuers searching for a missing tourist in Chiang Mai have found a broken helmet and a lifejacket about 2 kilometres away from where the tourist fell into a river.  The man, 30 year old Nicolas Hinckxt, fell off a rubber dinghy while rafting with 2 of his friends in the in Mae Taeng river yesterday. Rescuers have been on the lookout for him since then. The dinghy that Hinckxt was on had crashed into a rock formation amidst strong currents and heavy rain, causing him to fall off. Hinckxt was still floating in the water with his lifejacket on, but […]

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 Heavy rain and strong currents and the guide takes them out. Dopes

Worry now  is that he managed to get to shore dumping the jacket and helmet and is injured and lost, maybe concussion.

Hope there is a good outcome.

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2 hours ago, palooka said:

 Heavy rain and strong currents and the guide takes them out. Dopes

I find this to be consistent across most of Thailand.  You really take your life into your own hands when you agree to go with any of these people making the bare minimum to operate rain or shine.

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7 hours ago, palooka said:

Heavy rain and strong currents and the guide takes them out. Dopes

Good point.  This is why you trust no one.  I don't do these types of activities when travelling for this very reason.  As a tourist, don't ride a motorbike, jet ski or any of these rafting or hang gliding type of activities, just not worth the risk

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Why on earth did the tour guide take the men to do rafting with such a bad weather?

It's been raining for three days and really it hasn't stopped raining for a year now.

The water rapids are extremely strong. The guide should 've cancelled the trip.

 

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Saw the river on the TV and it was total torrential flash flooding, I wouldn't have thrown a soi dog in there it was that bad.

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Surprise surprise profits over safety yet again in LOS. Mind you maybe an element of Darwinism in there, who in their right mind gets into a dinghy in those conditions?

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