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B.C. resident dies ziplining

UPDATE: 4:55 p.m.

A young man who died while on vacation in Thailand has been identified as a resident of British Columbia.

The man’s full name is Spencer Donaldson, and he's from Fruitvale, CTV News reports

Media in Southeast Asia reported that a 25-year-old Canadian man fell from the Flight of the Gibbon zipline in Chiang Mai province in the late morning.

The Bangkok Post reported that the man fell 100 metres when a cable from the zipline became disconnected. Donaldson dropped into a creek below and was pronounced dead over the weekend.

-With files from CTV Vancouver


Original: 7: 40 a.m.

A Canadian tourist has died in Thailand after falling from a popular zipline on Saturday, according to a local media report.

The Bangkok Post says the 25-year-old Canadian man fell from the Flight of the Gibbon zipline in Chiang Mai province in the late morning.

The outlet says that after the man was released from the start of the zipline, the cable disconnected and he fell to the creek below.

A spokeswoman for Global Affairs Canada has confirmed that a Canadian died in Thailand, but declined to give further details for privacy reasons.

The Bangkok Post says the man's father is on his way to Thailand to repatriate his son's body.

It says an investigation is ongoing.



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