Horrifying moment a tourist in Bali is found dead after being swept off a scenic selfie hot spot notorious for deadly waves
- WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES
- Chinese tourist killed at popular Bali selfie spot Devil’s Tear after drowning
- Xu Xin Yue, 21, was swept off the rocks and into the water by a deadly wave
- Authorities say she had climbed the security fence to take a selfie
- It’s the second death at the site in six months, after a tourist was killed in August
A Bali tourist has drowned after being swept off a scenic selfie hot spot where other travellers have been killed or badly hurt by deadly waves.
Chinese traveller Xu Xin Yue drowned after climbing a security fence to get the perfect selfie at ‘Devil’s Tear’ on the Indonesian island of Nusa Lembongan.
The 21-year-old was part of a guided tour visiting the landmark with her partner on Tuesday morning.
The horrifying aftermath was caught on film by a bystander watching from nearby rocks.
Footage shows a crowd of people waving their arms to draw attention to the body of a woman floating in the water.
Screams of distress can be heard, including one person asking for someone to ‘help her’.
The Head of the Klungkung Police AKP Putu Gede Ardana told local media outlet Kumparan the woman fell into the sea after being struck by a large wave.
Footage shows a crowd of people watching as a woman’s body floats in the water at Devil’s Tear on the Indonesian island of Nusa Lembongan (pictured)
‘Around 10:20am, the victim was with her husband and a couple of their friends trying to take some photos before leaving, but suddenly a huge wave hit and swept her away to sea,’ he said.
Her husband apparently panicked after seeing her fall in the water and shouted for others to help her, according to local media reports.
Bystanders did not venture into the ocean due to the notoriously dangerous conditions, instead waiting for emergency crews to respond by boat.
Rescue crews (pictured) eventually retrieved the woman aboard the Ocean Seven Boat and a Klungkung Water Police Boat, but Xu Xin Yue was pronounced dead on scene
Rescue crews eventually responded with the arrival of the Ocean Seven Boat and a Klungkung Water Police Boat, but Xu Xin Yue was pronounced dead on scene.
The head of the Klungkung Tourism Office, Nengah Sukasta told the Bali Sun they want to see tour operators take greater responsibility for educating tourists visiting the spot.
‘Tour guides must provide an understanding of the geographical conditions and their biological threats,’ he said.
Authorities had only just installed guardrails and fencing along the coastline in October as a safety measure after a series of incidents at the tourist hot spot.
Chinese tourist Li Huiling, 38, was killed after being swept off the rocks in August 2019.
Dramatic footage captured the moment a young tourist was almost killed after being hit by waves at the same location in March 2019.
Dramatic footage captured another moment a young tourist (pictured) was almost killed after being hit by waves at the same location in March 2019
Alive but shaken, the damsel in distress was captured being carried to safety