Russian man dies trying to capture Vietnam waterfall with drone

By Phan Anh   April 26, 2021 | 05:10 pm GMT+7
Russian man dies trying to capture Vietnam waterfall with drone
A waterfall in Dak Nong Province in the Central Highlands. Photo by VnExpress/Minh Duc.
A Russian tourist was found dead in Dak Nong on Monday after visiting a local waterfall on Saturday.

Authorities of Dak So Commune in the Central Highlands province's Krong No District said the body of 35-year-old Raphael Agiliga Chukwunwike, a Nigerian-born Russian citizen, was found amid rocky caves at the Dray Sap-Gia Long waterfall ecotourism site at around noon, Vietnam News Agency reported.

On Saturday, Raphael came to the site as a tourist and used a camera drone to capture footage at the waterfall. He set the drone in autopilot and walked to the waterfall himself.

A while after, a woman who was with Raphael saw that the drone’s signal disappeared on the mobile phone screen, so she went off to look for him. After failing to do so, she reported the matter to the police.

This was not the first time a foreigner has died in a waterfall-related incident. In 2018, a 23-year-old South Korean man also died after jumping off a waterfall in Da Lat in the Central Highlands.

 
 
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