By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
A man was luckily saved from drowning at Wannian Canyon in Yunlin County during the Double Ten Day holiday, but he faced a fine of up to NT$50,000 for entering a dangerous zone where tourists are barred from entering.
Police said Wannian Canyon, located in Caoling Village, Gukeng Township, is slippery as the riverbed, which has many drop-offs, has gathered moss, making it easy for visitors to slide down into the water. The county government has long ago put signs up to bar visitors from entering the riverbed and swimming in the river, police added.
However, some visitors had ignored the prohibition signs and entered the dangerous zone, and in the recent six months, there have been four incidents involving visitors falling into the water, police said.
Police said a man from Kaohsiung surnamed Chang, his wife and daughter entered the riverbed when they were visiting Wannian Canyon during the long holiday. Chang slid into the river around 4:15 p.m. on the day of the accident and was bobbing up and down in the water. [FULL STORY]