Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Tourist killed in fall from Norway's Pulpit Rock

Share this article

Tourist killed in fall from Norway's Pulpit Rock
Pulpit Rock - LC N√łttaasen
09:24 CEST+02:00
A Spanish tourist has died after falling from Pulpit Rock, or Preikestolen, the fjord-side precipice that is one of Norway's most-visited tourist attractions.
“We’ve always feared that this could happen,” Kjell Helle Olsen, a former leader of the local hiking association, Stavanger Turistforening, told Norway's NRK channel. “It’s tragic, but this is something we figured could happen.”
 
The Spanish man is the first tourist to ever fall from the rock, which hangs 600 metres above the Lysefjord near Stavanger, despite 200,000 visitors coming to admire the view every year. 
 
According to Strandbuen, a local paper, the man returned to take a few last photographs as his tour group was leaving the site. Moments later, his companions heard a scream, and he was gone. His body was found in the fjord below on Wednesday afternoon. 
 
 
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university tackling the challenges of tomorrow

Ranked among the world's best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement