An American tourist fell down a cliff in Krabi, possibly breaking her spine, as she attempted to escape a man who sexually assaulted her. The Bangkok Post reports he assaulted her at the top of the cliff, and then again after her 45-metre fall. He called the emergency services, who were unable to locate her in the dark. After a night spent on the rocks, she was rescued and taken to hospital.

From the Chiangari Times

23 Year Old American Woman Falls from Cliff trying to Escape Rapist in Krabi, Thailand

Pol Lt Songpol Bunchai, a duty officer at the Ao Nang police station said the attacker of 23 year old Hannnah Michel Gavios tried molesting her twice, once at the top of the cliff and again after she fell onto the rocks below.

The second time, she bit his ear and he fled. He then called 191 to alert authorities that a tourist needed to be rescued.

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From the Phuket Gazette –

American woman falls off cliff while fleeing assaulter

“We received reports of the incident at about 11pm on Thursday,” said Nitipat Mongkolpradit, director of the Krabi Rescue Center. “We initiated a search but could not find her, so we waited till the next morning and found her about 15 meters from the sea.”

“The victim was first taken to Krabi Hospital and later transferred to Bangkok Hospital in Phuket for treatment yesterday,” Ao Nang Police Superintendent Piyapong Boonkaew told the Phuket Gazette.

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