Tourists traveling to Nusa Penida are being reminded, once again, to prioritize their safety when exploring the island’s iconic landscapes.
The warnings come as an Indonesian man has died after falling over the cliff edge at Diamond Beach.
Diamond Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Nusa Penida, in fact, in all of Bali Province. The beach attracts tens of thousands of tourists every week.
The stunning vista rolls on for miles, with the glistening ocean dancing in the distance, and the soft white sands sit beneath the rugged cliff edge.
Bali’s Search and Rescue and Police teams have just released details of a tragedy that took place on Friday 2nd, February.
The man, originally from Magetan in East Java, is believed to have been intoxicated when he fell 350m from the clifftop at Diamond Beach.
Known by his initials YAR, the man is reported to have been drinking with friends at the hangout spot at Diamond Beach Viewpoint.
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Speaking to reporters, the Nusa Penida Police Chief, Commissioner Ida Bagus Putra Sumerta, told reporters that YAR and his colleagues from a nearby construction site had been seen drinking in the Diamond Beach area.
There is not believed to be any foul play, simply that YAR stood up from where he had been sitting on the ground, lost his balance, and fell over the cliff edge.
Police Chief Sumerta said, “The report came in at night. The police, together with SAR Nusa Penida, carried out a search on the beach. The victim had died while lying face down in the sand.”
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He added, “The victim was evacuated to Nusa Medika Hospital using an ambulance. Temporarily, the victim’s body is being kept in custody while waiting for the arrival of the victim’s family,”
Due to the precarious position that YAR had fallen in and the dark of night, the rescue mission took several hours.
Tragically, this is not the first time someone has lost their life at Diamond Beach, and even more people have been injured there over the years.
In 2023, an Indian tourist died after being swept away by violent waves on the beachfront.
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This incident, and several others like it across the island, led to the Klungkung Regency government committing to improving public safety at the island’s most popular tourist attractions.
More safety officers were stationed at sites like Diamond Beach and Kelingking Beach. However, officials also urged the public to take greater responsibility for their own safety.
While officials continue to work on installing more educational and warning signs in the area, more fences, and stationing yet more staff in accident-prone areas, officials have asked that both tourists and local people stop taking undue risks at these sites.
Tourists must prioritize their safety not only at the clifftops of Nusa Penida but also down on the beaches.
Although the glistening clear waters that surround Nusa Penida look inviting, tourists should not swim at Diamond Beach or Kelingking Beach.
Both beaches and several others on Nusa Penida have strong undercurrents and are prone to unpredictably strong and high waves that have pulled all too many tourists out to sea.
A swimming ban is in place at Kelingking Beach and Diamond Beach, yet tourists still choose to take the risk.
Tourists are encouraged to heed the warnings and guidance of the Klungkung Regency Tourism Office and their local tour guides.
Even if the water looks calm and safe, the undercurrent can quickly drag swimmers far out to sea and under the waves too. It’s simply not worth the risk.
Officials from Nusa Penida have just submitted funding proposals to the central government to level up tourism infrastructure across the Nusa Islands.
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