A man from Shanghai was killed after he fell from a cliff he’d been visiting with a group of tourists in Shanxi province on Saturday.
Ding Ding, 28, was touring the mountains of Shuangdi Village along with a nine-member group making its way towards the border of Henan and Shanxi, according to Shanghai Daily.
Henan rescuers received a call that someone had fallen from the cliff around 3:30 p.m., and were only able to make it to the scene around midnight because of bad weather conditions. Rescuers found Ding Ding’s body at the bottom of the cliff.
The group of people who accompanied the man insisted on staying with his body, but eventually they were talked into coming down from the mountain.
Ding Ding was soon to be married, according to local reports.
In April, a tourist from Hubei fell 11 meters to his death after he lost balance on a railing in Hong Kong’s Ocean Park. Sadly enough, other mainlander tourists have seen similar fates in the past year because they ignored safety precautions at national attractions. Last October, a 27-year-old Beijing resident seriously hurt himself when he climbed an arch and fell from the top at a national park in Utah, although climbing it was specifically banned. Last August, a tourist died when she fell 55 meters from a cliff in Heilongjiang province while posing for photos. She’d reportedly climbed over a safety barrier to pose for a photo at the cliff’s edge.