Family of Canadian man who died ziplining in Chiang Mai calls for change

Family of B.C. man who died ziplining in Thailand calls for change

By Simon Little and Catherine Urquhart Global News

 

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Spencer Donaldson died moments after this photo was taken at the Flight of the Gibbon zipline course in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

The family of a B.C. man who died in a zipline accident in Thailand last month is hoping the tragedy will help spark safety changes in the industry.

 

Spencer Donaldson was clipped in for a five-kilometre ride at Flight of the Gibbon in Chaing Mai on April 13, when he stepped off the platform and fell 12 metres to his death as his fiancee watched in horror.

 

Donaldson was remembered by friends and family as an outgoing person who loved life at a memorial service in his hometown of Fruitvale over the weekend.

 

Flight of the Gibbon says before getting on the zipline, Donaldson completed a safety orientation and added that he was within the ride’s 125-kg weight limit.

 

The company has pinned the accident on “metallurgic failure.”

 

Full story: https://globalnews.ca/news/5276852/family-bc-man-thailand-ziplining/

 

-- GLOBAL NEWS 2019-05-15

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