A 30-year-old man, Andre Sibolga from Mojokerto, East Java has died after falling from a cliff during an attempt to reach Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida.
The accident occurred on Tuesday (22/12), as Sibolga attempted to reach the bottom of the cliff and slipped off the top flight of stairs. The Head of Bali Search and Rescue (SAR), Gede Damada, said he received a report from a witness at 10:35 am.
As one of the main attractions of Nusa Penida, Kelingking Beach is the most popular destination for tourists. Unfortunately, there is no appropriate route for tourists to access the beach safely. Visitors need to step down a set of stairs 300 meters in height.
According to date from the Search & Rescue team, Sibolga had fallen from an altitude of 150 meters. After deploying units and cooperating with Klungkung Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), they managed to locate the body at 1:40 pm.
(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)
“We decided to retrieve the body with a boat, instead of reaching the area through the cliff. Based on our experience, that was the most effective way. Once found, the body was sent to Pratama Hospital” Gede Darmada concluded. Nearby villagers were also involved during the process.