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