NPCO Calls to Shut Down Grand Canyon Water Park After Repairman Drowns

 | Fri 2 Jun 2017 09:47 ICT

CityNews – On June 1st, The officers from the National Council for Peace and Order along with the Tourism Business Association visited the Grand Canyon Water Park to investigate the attraction after a repairman drowned after trying to fix one of the inflatables.

The managing director of the Grand Canyon Water Park met with the NPCO officers to discuss the legal status of the park and its potential closure.

22-year-old Harise Housen from Nonthaburi drowned after he was trying to repair one of the inflatables. He was an employee of the company which the water park brought the inflatables from. It is believed that he got cramp while in the water, causing him to drown.

The managing director told the officers that the park was fully legal, however the inflatables do not have a licence as there is no licence that the relevant departments could provide as no current description matches inflatables in a location such as the Grand Canyon.

The NPCO said that the number of deaths at the Grand Canyon brings a negative image to Chiang Mai tourism, and is unsafe for visitors and staff members alike.

The NPCO and The Tourism Business Association have now requested that the Grand Canyon Water Park be shut down.