A 16-year-old unaccompanied refugee has apparently drowned in the Isar River some 30 kilometres south-west of Munich in Wolfratshausen, Bild.de reports today, July 17, 2016. The strong current, due to heavy rainfall during the past few days, has entrained the teen boy from Afghanistan at 4:20pm on Saturday, July 16.
According to police, the youth was on bathing in the Isar Saturday afternoon at the Pupplinger Au near Wolfratshausen with acquaintances. Rescue teams of firefighters, the Bavarian Red Cross, the police and others searched the River until 7pm on Saturday and continued this morning. The body hasn’t been found yet, but authorities assume the teen, who was placed in Wolfratshausen has drowned.
The search for the body wasn’t the only activity of rescue teams along the Isar River in Munich this Saturday. In the course of only an hour, the rescue teams, aided by helicopters, have saved a total of six people from drowning, abendzeitung-muenchen.de reports today. A raft with three people aboard has been pushed onto a shoal and the rafters had to be saved by a firefighters rescue squad and divers. They also had to rescue two people from a boat which was approaching a dangerous spot on the Isar. The sixth person saved between 8 and 9pm was drunk 17-year-old girls stranded on an small Island on the River.