Tourists was killed when tramping in Franz Josef
There was a news yesterday, 2 girls was killed when they were having tramping in Franz Josef. The two girls are from Malaysia and China, age from 20-23. Two tourists have been killed while trying to cross a river there.
"A group of four tourists were on a walk near the glacier at about 9.30pm yesterday, when they went off the walking track in the dark and tried to cross the Waiho River on foot."
"The river was not deep, it was low flow, but there was also a combination of darkness, dirty water coming straight from the glacier, lots of bolders, and super cold.''
"They couldn't see where they were putting their feet, and lost their footing, then all it takes in shallow water like that is a bang on the head.''
I do not really understand why there still was a group having trekking there in night at 9.30pm where there are no light and unable to see the way back in dark. I guess they were illegally entered the park and have a trekking without tour guide. Where is very dangerous if you do not familiar the topography there.
I remember that when I did my tramping there during my honeymoon, the tour guide also warned us to take good care of ourselves when crossing the river. He also said the level of the river will raise up if raining. So some of the trips may be cancelled if under bad weather condition especially there is high level of river.
Please take care of yourselves and do not taking risk where you are not familiar the new country.
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