Canadian Tourist Died: A 25-year-old Canadian tourist has fallen more than 300 feet to his death in Chiang Mai, Thailand Saturday morning after a zipline he was traveling on snapped.
The man has been identified as 25-year-old Spencer Charles, who was vacationing in Thailand, according to the Bangkok Post.
Local officials in Mae-on district say that the accident happened when a cable reportedly disconnected shortly after Charles was released from the start of the zipline, causing him to fall more than 300 feet to the creek below.
Thai authorities are investigating several issues, including whether the weight limit was exceeded and any potential negligence on the part of the operators.
The company has said it will accept culpability for the man’s demise and will compensate his family.