Six elephants died while trying to save each other from a notoriously dangerous waterfall in Thailand, authorities said Saturday.

The tragic incident happened at the Khao Yai National Park when a baby tusker slipped into the waterfall — known locally as Haew Narok, or “Hell’s Fall” — and the others rushed over to help, according to the BBC.

Park officials said they heard elephant cries coming from a creek near the waterfall Saturday at around 3 a.m.

About three hours later, officials found the body of the 3-year old tusker near the base of the falls. Five other elephants were discovered in a nearby ravine.

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation posted aerial photos of the dead animals, partially covered in water amid rocks.

Two exhausted male elephants were spotted standing on a cliff above the baby elephant and are being monitored, officials said.

Edwin Wiek, the founder of Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, told the BBC the incident may take an emotional toll on the pair.

“It’s like losing half your family,” Wiek told the outlet.

In 1992, a herd of eight elephants died at the falls in a similar incident.

The waterfall was closed to the public following Saturday’s incident.