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Russian woman injured in selfie-taking fall on rocks

Russian woman injured in selfie-taking fall on rocks

PHUKET: Lifeguards at Patong Beach are warning tourists to exercise due care on the rocks at Kalim Beach, north of Patong, after a Russian woman suffered heavy abrasions in a fall from the rocks while taking a selfie.

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 4 June 2019, 11:20AM

The Russian woman was with friend while taking selfies on the rocks near the Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa at about 1:45pm on Saturday afternoon (June 1) when she fell, Patong Surf Life Saving lifeguards reported. (See report here.)

The woman suffered abrasions to her thighs and back, but luckily escaped any head injuries and broken bones in the fall, lifeguards noted.

Lifeguards administered first aid at the scene and checked for further injuries. An ambulance was called and the woman was taken to Patong Hospital for further treatment and examination to make sure no other injuries went undetected, lifeguards added.

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After receiving treatment, the woman was cleared to leave the hospital and returned to her hotel for further rest, lifeguards noted in their report.

The rocks that the Russian woman fell from have previously proved themselves to be dangerous, and even deadly.

In 2017, 4-year-old Chinese boy Wu Muyang was washed from the same rocks and drowned. (See story here.)

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BenPendejo | 04 June 2019 - 14:44:18

Looks like the lifeguards are being very careful, and spending plenty of time cleaning and dressing those scrapes, then making sure they feel OK...then maybe getting some first aid cream rubbed into them.  I just hope they took plenty of photos in case the police need to launch an investigation into her slip and fall.


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