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Local And Expat Evacuated After They Slipped Into A Ravine In Ubud

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A local resident and an expatriate were evacuated after they fell into a ravine in Kedewatan, Ubud on Saturday (4/12).

Bali police at night

The Head of the Bali Search and Rescue (Basarnas), Gede Darmada, confirmed that two tourists were evacuated after they slipped into a ravine while hiking in Kedewatan Village, Ubud Gianyar on Saturday afternoon.

They have been identified as a 56-year-old Indonesian man named Lee and a 56-year-old English national named Lawren. Both suffered injuries from the incident.

Bali ambulance

“We received a report regarding the incident on Saturday afternoon at 5:40pm from the Gianyar Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), so we immediately deployed our personnels from the Jimbaran office to begin the rescue mission,” Darmada said on Saturday.

Both tourists started hiking from Lungsiakan Village, and they were about to finish the trail as they had reached Kedewatan Village in the afternoon. Unfortunately, the muddy terrain made them slip and fall into a deep ravine.

The rescue team finally managed to evacuate the victims at around 6:45 pm. They were immediately rushed to the Aricanti Hospital located in Mas Village, Ubud, using an ambulance from the Indonesian Red Cross Organization (PMI). The police department and nearby villagers were also involved during the rescue.

“Both tourists are alive, but they suffered several injuries such as a fractured arm and some wounds,” Daramada concluded.

Bali police evening

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J West

Wednesday 8th of December 2021

The rushing water is intense, especially during and after the rain. Lots of dangerous debris being washed down after being deposited there by locals. The sewage stench of the gullies and ravines is sickening. The two involved are lucky to be alive.