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American tourist falls to his death at Uthai Thani waterfall

An American man his died after falling from a waterfall in Uthai Thani province.

Officials say Edward William Jacob, 57, from Chicago, fell after ignoring warning signs about the dangers of climbing rocks at the Cyber Waterfall located in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary.

dead-american-thailandThairath reports Mr Jacob had been on holiday in Thailand with his family after arriving on December 27. The family were due to fly home on January 11.

The man’s wife named as Nantana told police that her husband had been climbing the rocks for about 20 minutes before he fell into the water below.

Emergency services searched for several hours on Friday to recover the body of Mr Jacob, who was found to have suffered a severe 12cm wound to his head.

Warning signs displayed in both Thai and English warning of the dangers of climbing are located at the waterfall.

Officials asked for cooperation from both Thai and foreign tourists to strictly abide by the warning signs.

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