Don’t. Just don’t. Let idiots kill themselves

via aucklandnz.com

via aucklandnz.com

Newstalk ZB reports

The death of a tourist at Auckland’s Hunua Falls has prompted another safety review at the popular site.

A 20-year-old Indian man fell into the water and died after losing his footing.

Hunua Ranges Regional Park senior ranger Wayne Carlson says Auckland Council has already worked hard on safety at this site, as there have been several other deaths.

APNZ says various tracks to the top of the falls have been improved or closed, extra signs installed and fencing improved.

Mr Carlson says he has spoken to Water Safety New Zealand about a further review.

And the review should come back with: “Do nothing”.

We can not compensate for stupidity by putting fences and railings along the sides and at the top of all waterfalls.  What will our natural treasures look like after we idiot proof it all?

Just a few signs along the way saying “X People have died here, are you going to be X+1?”, and if they still want to go for a walk, then let them.

 


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  • 4077th

    There will never be any way of saving idiots from themselves. They must die so natural selection continues.

    • It’s how we know something could be dangerous. Stupid people killing themselves provide a service. For a start, I have lived in Auckland for 29 years and I didn’t know that the Hunua Falls were a tourist attraction. I’m gonna go see them now. Soon as I find out where they are. Down south, right?

      • peterwn

        And take a look at Cosseys Creek Dam while you are in the area and see where some of Auckland’s water comes from.

  • cows4me

    They should put a sign up saying “stand here if you are fucking thick” and build a new funeral home down river, spread the wealth.

  • Honcho

    Darwin working his magic, move on.

  • If I understand this story correctly – there are now only 999,999,999 Indians left in the World? guess we better put up signs, safety fences, railings, cotton wool etc

  • Travis Poulson

    This waterfall should be signposted as an idiot trap.

    “The man was at least the 16th person killed at the falls, south-east of Auckland, although most people died jumping from the top.”

    16 people? that’s an idiot trap for sure. A saying I’ve used for years: “set an idiot trap, you’ll catch one every time.”

  • LabTested

    I was at one of the geothermal spots near Rotorua. I was quite amazed that there were more than a few tourists who stepped over the low barriers, stood on obviously dangerous ground – despite all the signs. All for a better photo.

    As we passed one couple I said loudly to my group “Make sure you stay on the path, f**king idiots get injured here all the time”

    • Travis Poulson

      you should have said “go on, jump in, the waters nice and warm”

  • LabTested

    I was at one of the geothermal spots near Rotorua. I was quite amazed that there were more than a few tourists who stepped over the low barriers, stood on obviously dangerous ground – despite all the signs. All for a better photo.

    As we passed one couple I said loudly to my group “Make sure you stay on the path, f**king idiots get injured here all the time”

  • Lion_ess

    The falls are safe – the idiots that go there need the safety check.

  • Hazards001

    ‘nough said!

  • Liberty

    Did he take the train to work ?

    May be the car to work

    No place for wimps.

    A Osh and Nanny state free country

  • Ururoa

    Anyone post to the Darwin Awards site yet?

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