Three British Tourists Found Dead Near Vietnam Waterfall


BEVERLY HILLS, February 26, (THEWILL) – Vietnamese police, on Friday, disclosed that it found the bodies of three British tourists near tiered waterfalls in the country’s central highlands, an area popular with adventure tourists.

The bodies, a man and two women, were found amid rocks and pools of water near the falls outside of Dalat, a mountainous city that draws tourists with its crystal lakes and scenic landscape.

The police could not determine immediately how they died.

“We are working on the reasons for their deaths,” Dalat city’s Deputy Police Chief, Bui Duc Ro said.

The British Embassy, in a statement, confirmed the deaths of three British nationals near Dalat and said it was providing support to their families.

“We are in close contact with local authorities in Vietnam on their behalf,” the embassy said.

State-run media however revealed that the two women were aged 25 and 19 and had entered Vietnam at the start of the month, but the police officer could not confirm their identities.

Dozens of emergency workers climbed down a steep rocky slope near the waterfall to retrieve the bodies, which were reportedly found with life jackets on.

Visitors can rappel down the 20-metre waterfall as well as luge around the site.

In 2013 a British scientist, Jamie Taggart, went missing in Vietnam’s Sa Pa jungle and was never found despite search efforts by local authorities.

Story by David Oputah