Friday, April 29, 2011

Hunter Dies After Ravine Plunge

BULELENG

A day after disappearing while hunting birds in the mountainous jungle region of Buleleng, a 31-year-old man from Busungbiu was found dead at the bottom of a steep ravine.

Nyoman Widana from Sepang village in Busungbiu, had gone into the jungle around Unggahan with five friends to hunt wild birds last Thursday.

During the hunt he became separated from his friends, who were unable to locate him and who returned to Sepang at nightfall without him.

Widana’s body was found on Friday by locals who had organised a search party.

Police spokesman Putu Aryana said Widana had been found in a ravine.
“The victim is thought to have fallen from a height of between 20 and 30 metres while hunting for birds in the Pangkung Gadung area of Unggahan. This is purely a case of misadventure on the part of the victim. He was dead when he was found,” Aryana said.

Aryana said Widana’s family had asked police not to conduct an autopsy.

“According to the wishes of the family we didn’t do an autopsy, and the family has issued a statement saying that the victim died as a result of falling from a cliff,” Aryana said, adding that after interviewing local witnesses police did not believe there were any suspicious circumstances in the case.

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