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Every tourist’s worst nightmare: Old Chiang Mai zipline footage goes viral - again

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Every tourist’s worst nightmare: Old Chiang Mai zipline footage goes viral - again

 

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Video footage capturing the terrifying moment a foreign tourist was left dangling from a zipline in Thailand after the instructor forgot to attach his harness has gone viral on social media - again.

 

In the clip, a US tourist and a female friend can be seen racing down the 1300ft wire in Chiang Mai but to their horror they realise they are not secured to the zipline.

 

The woman, who can be heard telling the man to hold on, before he is eventually pulled to safety by a member of staff.

 

The clip, shared last month, has amassed 9.5 million views and has been shared almost 50,000 times.

 

The clip frequently pops up in news feed across social media, particularly on Facebook where it has appeared on numerous occasions in recent years.

 

However, despite it recently going viral again, the footage is old, with the incident taking place in 2015.

 

Thaivisa also understands that the zipline featured in the video is no longer in operation.

 
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2 hours ago, roo860 said:

So why post it again?

Sent from my SM-G920F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
 

 

Agreed...  this video has been doing the rounds for a number of weeks already... 

 

must be a slow news day... there is also another story which has been regurgitated from an issue a few weeks old... 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Thaivisa also understands that the zipline featured in the video is no longer in operation.

What zipline? It never existed :whistling:

Somchai? No I don't know.

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Not quite every tourists worst nightmare I would have thought.  There is quite a list to work from!

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I'd bet to that tourist it seems like only yesterday .

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42 minutes ago, IAMHERE said:

I'd bet to that tourist it seems like only yesterday .

Yes, when the cheque arrived! from the Daily Mail.  They pay people for submitting these videos.

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The dude stayed quite calm. Thoughts of 'free beer' kept him hanging in there! 🍺

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11 hours ago, webfact said:

Every tourist’s worst nightmare

Presume only if you challenge life in a zipline...🤔

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Jesus girl, put the damn camera down.  Even at the end she wouldn't reach out with two hands to pull herself in

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And yet she still held her freaking action camera just in case she might lose the friend and could not catch the video of his fatal accident?

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That was an "Oh Shit!!" ride

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Why so serious?!   The ground velly soft...no ploblem...sabai sabai....I give u amulet.....

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This is the reason when my friends come and they mention zip lines I suggest something else. For me, all of the attractions have become cringeworthy. Better that than unsafe though I guess.

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