Israeli Tourist, 70, Dies After Riding Zipline

 | Fri 24 Oct 2014 20:46 ICT

CityNews – An elderly Israeli tourist collapsed and died after riding a zipline in Chiang Mai province yesterday.

Police said the 70-year-old collapsed after he and some family members had been on the zipline, a tourist attraction in Mae Taman village.

Staff administered first aid and called doctors from Mae Taeng Hospital, who carried out cardiopulmonary resuscitation but were unable to save his life.

The man’s wife said he had suffered from heart disease and diabetes. Police said the body was taken to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital for an autopsy, and they would inform the Israeli embassy of his death.