Hunter Dies After Ravine Plunge


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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One Response to “Hunter Dies After Ravine Plunge”

  1. Mark Ulyseas Says:

    My condolences go out to the family of the unfortunate hunter.

    However, hunting in Bali must be banned. One sees young lads, wannabe Rambos, with air guns fitted with telescopic sights driving around and shooting any feathered friends they come across. These are not outsiders from other islands but Balinese. Community leaders must stop this by educating the youngsters that the island’s flora and fauna must be protected.

    The well known Dr.Bayu Wirayudha (Bali Starling Project) and Australian Vet Dr. Ross Perry should be roped in to begin a program to educate the Balinese.

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