The victim, Christian Allwyn Hawitt, 19 years old has been receiving treatment at a hospital in the neighboring city of Da Nang.
Hoang Van Dung, officer of Border Guard Station, told the media on Friday that, they rescued a young British tourist, who suffered a serious injury after he slipped during a waterfall swim the same day.
“The patrol team of the station was on duty near the waterfall on Hai Van Pass, when we came across a group of three foreign tourists, one of whom appeared to suffer serious injuries” said the officer.
The border guards immediately called an ambulance and emergency services from a hospital, which located 30km away from the waterfall, to the scene of the accident.
The victim has been transferred to DaNang for further treatment more than one hour after receiving first aid.
According to Tuoi Tre Newspaper, three British tourists were traveling from Hue, to DaNang on rented motorbikes when they decided to stop by the waterfall on Hai Van Pass to take a bath.
Hawitt slipped and fell as he was climbing on the waterfall.
Stretching approximately 21 kilometers along National Highway 1A, Hai Van Pass crosses the border between Hue and DaNang