Middle school student drowns in Taichung river
A middle school student drowned yesterday while playing with companions in a river in Greater Taichung’s Taiping District.
The Fire Bureau of Taichung City Government said that at 12: 45 p. m. it was notified of a student who had not come ashore after playing with his peers in a local river.
The bureau dispatched vehicles and 12 people.
At 1: 10 p. m., the boy was retrieved, however he did not
four display any signs of life.
Although the firefighters immediately performed resuscitation and sent the boy, surnamed Lai, to Taichung Armed Forces General Hospital, he was pronounced dead after receiving care.
The police said that Lai was a second- year student at Dong Shan Junior High School who had gone to the river to play with friends during summer vacation. The reason behind his drowning is still under investigation.