SURAT THANI: Local officials and volunteers found the body of a young Frenchman on late Sunday morning after he had fallen at a waterfall on Koh Samui at about 3pm on Saturday.
The body of Ryan Meghar, 20, was found in the stream above Na Muang Waterfall 2 at about 10am on Sunday. It was wedged between rocks in the stream on the third tier of the waterfall. Local officials and rescue volunteers reached the spot after climbing about two kilometres from its base.
Meghan was wearing only black shorts. His skull and an elbow were broken.
Phunchid Khamloon, acting disaster prevention and mitigation chief of Koh Samui, said the man visited the waterfall with four or five others, including his girlfriend. They entered the fourth tier of the waterfall, which was off-limits because of the strong current caused by recent persistent rains.
The man fell from the fourth tier which is about 10-15 metres higher than the third tier. The top of the six-tier waterfall is about 80 metres high.
Mr Phunchid warned tourists not to enter the off-limit zones and dangerous top of the waterfall for their own safety and that of rescue workers.
Another Frenchman and a Spanish tourist fell to their deaths at the Na Muang Waterfall 2 in July this year and November 2019.