A British national named Cyrus has been evacuated from a river in the Tegalalang rice terrace area after slipping from an 8 meter high ravine.
The Head of the Tegalalang Police Department, AKP I Ketut Sudita confirmed that Cyrus was rescued after falling to a river while trekking the rice terrace area with his friends on Sunday afternoon (17/10). “Despite suffering serious injury, the victim was still conscious when he was rescued by our authorities.” AKP Sudita said on Sunday.
Prior to the incident, the victim and his 5 other friends decided to visit Tegalalang rice terrace to start trekking at around 2:30pm. Unfortunately, when Cyrus attempted to cross a wooden bridge between Pakudui and Banjar Kebon, he slipped and fell into a river that is located at the bottom of a ravine. Thankfully, several villagers who had been working on their field that afternoon saw the incident and attempted to help the man and called the police.
Shortly after, his 5 friends found his location as he kept on shouting for help. Authorities from the police department and red cross organization (PMI) finally arrived at the scene around 3:10pm and attempted to carry him without a stretcher due to the bad weather and difficult terrain. “We finally managed to reach a safer area and rushed him to Siloam Hospital with an ambulance from Gianyar PMI around 4:20pm.” AKP Sudita concluded.
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