Slip, Sliding Away

French Tourist Dies at Gianyar, Bali Swing-Set Attraction

Police and local authorities have installed police lines and temporarily closed a “Nature Swing” tourist attraction in Ceking, Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali

The decision to close the “swing set” that sent people soaring over a deep valley was taken following the death of a French tourist, Patrick Jean Pierre Bouchard (52), on July 25, 2018.

Nusa Bali reports that four other swings in the area remain in operation with Gianyar Regency Officials reluctant to close all the swing sets operated by local citizens.

The attraction that is basically a long swing that is pushed manually from its starting point while the occupant sweeps out over the deep valley stretching before them. The swings are not licensed attractions and, as such, undergo no licensing or safety checks.

The death of the the French tourist took place when the man was trying to push one of his children on the slide, slipped, and fell 15 meters down the  ravine on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Bouchard died a short time later in an Ubud hospital.

Police are continuing to investigate the case that they are treating as a misadventure.

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