Actor Falls, Spends 3 Days Trapped at Foot of Waterfall

Paul Nicholls says he's 'lucky to be alive'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2017 6:34 PM CDT
Paul Nicholls appears on 'Loose Women.'   (Loose Women / YouTube)

(Newser) – British actor Paul Nicholls spent a decidedly unglamorous three days at the bottom of a Thai waterfall before being rescued this week, the Guardian reports. Nicholls, former star of British soap opera EastEnders who went on to star in a Bridget Jones film among other things, fell from the top of the remote Khun Si falls on the island of Koh Samui, reports the Sun, which has photos and videos of his rescue. He ended up in a rock pool, unable to move because he'd hurt his leg.

He was semi-conscious and had hypothermia when rescuers found him, having been alerted to the fact that he rented a motorbike and then went missing. He also contracted some sort of illness during his time in the jungle and was said to be sick in the hospital, but was able to tell the Sun he is "lucky to be alive." He says he broke his leg and will need a complete knee reconstruction. (Read more rescue stories.)

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