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Briton survives three days in the jungle after Samui waterfall plunge

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Briton survives three days in the jungle after Samui waterfall plunge

 

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KOH SAMUI:-- A British man who fell at a Koh Samui waterfall was found yesterday after being missing for three days.

 

Gerrard Paul Greenhoff, 38, (name transliterated) broke his right leg and could not move. He survived by drinking stream water.

 

He was only found after a local in Mae Nam saw a motorbike parked near a path leading down to the Khun Sri falls.

 

Police checked the plate of the bike with rental shops and found it had been rented to the missing man. It still took several hours to locate him in the seldom visited and isolated area.

 

He was found totally exhausted by a stream. He had eaten nothing for three days.

 

Medics in the search party immediately put him on a drip as he was carefully carried out of the area via a steep path.

 

It took more than two hours to bring him up and ferry him to International Koh Samui Hospital.

 

Doctors said he was in a serious condition but responsive.

 

Sanook reported that it was lucky that a local had seen his bike or the tourist may have died at the scene.

 

Though the falls are small the area is not monitored or look after by any officials.

 

 
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Certainly his critical condition was not caused by lack of food? Probably more to do with heat exhaustion and the injuries he sustained.

 

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In a 1997 editorial in the British Medical Journal, Peel briefly reviewed the available literature regarding human starvation. Generally, it appears as though humans can survive without any food for 30-40 days, as long as they are properly hydrated. Severe symptoms of starvation begin around 35-40 days, and as highlighted by the hunger strikers of the Maze Prison in Belfast in the 1980s, death can occur at around  45­ to 61 days.

 

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The Brits have had a run of bad luck lately! From deportations to accidents! Something is in the water!

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Seems like the British have a great tendency of injury or death in this country.

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11 hours ago, pumpjack said:

good job by local thais and emergency services ,  oh .......and for once the police :clap2:

Why wasn't the area checked  after the first night of seeing the abandoned motorbike?

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Surprising…that the authorities aren’t calling this a failed suicide attempt.

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    Word must've gone out - ''Keep an eye on the cash-flow.''

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