Unfortunately, Bali has lost another tourist. Death in Bali is a common topic in the news. The vast majority of fatalities occur as a result of motorcycle accidents, drowning, going missing at sea, going missing while river rafting, falling off a cliff, or even being murdered.
However, this article quickly exposes those who are too quick to judge and categorize their fellow vacationers. Especially if they’re American and officially declared dead.
On Wednesday, November 9th, an American tourist fell off the edge of an infinity pool while on vacation with a friend.
Attempting to circumnavigate the infinity pool by walking on its unclimbable side, the victim reportedly plummeted to her death. An eyewitness said the lady made an attempt to enter the pool from a side that was obstructed by sculptures.
An eyewitness also said that one of the girls accidentally damaged one of the sculptures earlier.
Witnesses then claim to have heard the two friends having a good time. Then suddenly there was silence before the victim’s friend cried, “Oh my god!
Her friend fell 15 meters into a pond.
The staff and guests of the Sankara Suites and Villa, who had seen the incident, rushed to her aid. She was reportedly breathing but unconscious when paramedics loaded her into the ambulance. Despite everyone’s best attempts, she passed away on the way to the hospital.
Is this yet another death in Bali, or might this have been avoided?
The Views of an Investigative Writer: Death in Bali
Before I began investigating this myself, I heard about this incident from another news source. The question was raised as to whether or not this could have been prevented.
A number of ignorant comments were published by another news source that had nothing to do with the young woman’s tragic death in Bali or her family. They called the victim a “stupid American” who thinks she knows everything and never listens. Look, I’m an American, and I’ve done some pretty stupid shit. However, Americans don’t visit Bali very often. I’ve seen tourists from other countries do some pretty stupid things in Bali, and they didn’t sound very American to me.
Look, death doesn’t care what nationality you are. But any tourist who goes to a place they don’t know well should have enough common sense to avoid accidents like this. And I get it—you’re excited to be on vacation after being stuck at home for so long.
To escape death in Bali, remember this. Indonesia’s roads, buildings, laws, rivers, waves, and even culture are much harsher than those in other places.
Avoid assuming locals will warn you about potential dangers on Bali and instead exercise EXTREME caution at all times. It goes against who they are.
Don’t just rush into things while pumped full of adrenaline; first make sure the situation is safe. Breathe deeply and unwind for a moment. The essence of Bali lies in this very thing.
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