American Tourist, Caroline Lackey, Drowns In Rafing Incident

There has been another tragic Adventure Tourism related death in New Zealand. In an incident very reminiscent of the drowning of British tourist Emily Jordan, a 58-year-old American tourist, Caroline Lackey, has died after she became trapped under a rock whilst rafting at the Te Hoe section of the Mohaka River yesterday. http://www.wkyt.com/video/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4468480&flvUri=&partnerclipid= The trip…

Emily Jordan’s Father Writes To John Key: Safety Regulations Are "Third World"

from The Birmingham Mail, UK. 9 Sept 09 “The father of a young Midland tourist who died during a river adventure trip in New Zealand has pleaded with the country’s prime minister to make extreme sports safer. Law graduate Emily Jordan, from Worcestershire, drowned on a “river boarding” excursion after guides failed to take safety…