A lone female American backpacker has described the horrific moment she broke her back in a 150ft fall down a cliff while fleeing a sex attacker in Thailand.
Hannah Gavios, 23, got lost on pitch-black Railay Beach in the resort of Krabi and went into a local tourist shop asking for help back to her hotel.
A local worker offered to show her the way but instead led her into the jungle where they started climbing a mountain.
Ms Gavios, who was still tired after arriving in Thailand just the day before, innocently followed him before realising she was in danger.
The man pinned her down and tried to rip off her clothes - but Ms Gavios bravely fought back and bit off part of his ear.
Ms Gavios then fled but blindly ran off the edge of a cliff edge in the darkness.
Ms Gavios - who has bravely waived her anonymity - fractured her spine and smashed her head on the way down before she landed crippled at the bottom of the cliff.
To her terror her attacker - a Thai local named as Apai Ruengvorn, 28 - scrambled after her and sexually molested her as she lay helpless.
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