The Israeli Foreign Ministry confirms that three Israelis, including a 7-year-old, have been injured after falling from an Omega Zipline in Thailand near Chiang Mai. One of the injured, a woman in her 40s, has been hospitalized in the ICU. The third injured, a man who was injured, is at a local hospital, and the boy was released after being treated for a shoulder wound.
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Yesterday, three Israeli tourists, including a 7-year-old boy, were injured after colliding and falling from an Omega Zip-line near Chiang Mai, Thailand, according to the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s report. According to local authorities, two adults and a child, collided with each other in a pile-up accident on the zip-lines causing the three to fall to the ground.
A woman in her 40s was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit and the injured man also in his 40s has been hospitalized as well. The boy suffered a shoulder injury that was treated before his subsequent release from the hospital. Local authorities opened an investigation into the incident and announced that the Omega facility will be closed until further notice.
The ziplining facility “Flight of the Gibbon” was opened in 2007 and bills itself as the best of all ziplines, “the longest, the highest and the fastest in the world.” The facility operates in Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Koh Phangan in Surat Thani and in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The Flight of the Gibbon is one of the most popular attractions in the area for adventure sports. A large number of tourists visit the attraction, primarily in the northern part of Thailand, enjoying ziplines, ropes courses and bridges.