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Sat Oct 16, 2021, 06:50 AM

11 kids drowned, 10 rescued in Indonesian river cleanup

Source: AP

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Eleven students drowned and 10 others were rescued during a school outing for a river cleanup in Indonesia’s West Java Province, officials said Saturday.

Local officials said 150 students from an Islamic junior high school were participating in the cleanup Friday along the banks of the Cileueur river bank when 21 of them slipped into the water.

“The weather was good and there was no flash flood,” said Deden Ridwansyah, chief of the Bandung Search and Rescue Office. “Those children who drowned were holding each others’ hands. One of them slipped and the others followed,” Ridwansyah said.

Nearby residents and a rescue team managed to save 10 of the students, who were sent to a nearby hospital.



Rescuers search for victims of drowning in a river in Ciamis, West Java, Indonesia, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. A number of students drowned during a school outing for a river cleanup on Friday evening in Indonesia's West Java Province. (AP Photo/Yopi Andrias)


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Sat Oct 16, 2021, 07:19 AM

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 08:43 AM

2. Very sad. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 09:51 AM

3. what a horrible freak thing to happen. Peace to the families and friends.

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Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:41 AM

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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 08:36 PM

5. Very sad..

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:16 PM

6. Did they not know how to swim?

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"Popular with inner tubers" means any rapids are Class 2 max.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 11:29 PM

7. Even an Olympic swimmer can still drown

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 11:42 PM

8. What's your point?

You're telling me what? Don't judge them, because it is theoretically possible to drown an Olympic swimmer? Fine. Is it LIKELY that an Olympic swimmer drowns falling in a river?

I'm trying to understand how 21 teenagers got pulled into a river at once, with 11 drowned. It is baffling to me. The article lacks information.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 12:17 AM

9. There are multiple factors other than just swimming skill

But you're right, the article lacks information.

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