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Four Tourists at Nusa Dua ‘Water Blow' Escape Serious Injury When Struck by Rogue Wave


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(7/23/2017)

Four foreign tourists suffered injuries then a rogue wave washed over them at the famed “water blow ” located at the tip of the Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation at Nusa Dua on Sunday, July 16, 2017.

The wave struck the four while they were standing on the walkway near the “water blow” tossing them onto nearby coral resulting in cuts and abrasions.

Nusa Bali quotes the operational chief at ITDC, Made Pariwijaya, who confirmed the accident. Pariwijaya said similar accidents have occurred in the past when visitors ignored cautionary signs barring access to certain areas near the “water blow.”

During the latest accident on Sunday, July 16, 2017, two tourists from Germany and two from Holland were swept onto the coral by a wave. Two of the tourist required treatment at the BIMC-Siloam Hospital in Nusa Dua.

Guards at the "water blow" said they had warned the group about venturing too close to the water’s edge just moments before the accident occurred.

Most accidents at the “water blow” take place when tourists ignore signs in place when they are busy making “selfies” and venture onto the exposed reef to facilitate a better shot.

Improvements being put in place at the "water blow" include life-saving rings on stand-by and the construction of a new walkway to be dubbed the “Pathway of Love.”


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