20-year-old man drowns af­ter sav­ing teen at Nan­tou wa­ter­fall

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A 20-year-old man sur­named Yang drowned in Nan­tou County’s Yu­men Gate Wa­ter­fall, yesterday while help­ing to suc­cess­fully save another per­son.

Ac­cord­ing to lo­cal media, Yang and his rel­a­tives were vis­it­ing the wa­ter­fall to at­tend a bar­be­cue when a teenager sur­named Chen, 14, fell into the wa­ter around noon. Peo­ple screamed for help. Yang and three other peo­ple leapt into the wa­ter to save Chen, but un­for­tu­nately, af­ter Chen was saved, Yang dis­ap­peared into the wa­ter while re­turn­ing back to the shore.

Nan­tou County Gov­ern­ment’s Fire Depart­ment sent pro­fes­sional divers and fire­fight­ers to save Yang but he had lost all vi­tal signs when he was brought to shore. They per­formed CPR and sent him by am­bu­lance to Puli Chris­tian Hos­pi­tal for emer­gency treat­ment, though he did not sur­vive.

It is sus­pected that Yang en­coun­tered cramps and then drowned when he swam back af­ter the brave act of try­ing to save Chen.

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