EAST JAVA: Unfortunately, a man in Sampang district was swept away by the current of Sungai Kemuning while trying to clean himself and paint on his face after becoming a ‘silver man’ in a recent tragic incident.
Report kompas.com, The man was cleaning himself in the river area on Jalan Bahagia in Rongtengah district.
The victim suddenly slipped and was swept away by the strong current during heavy rain last Thursday.
A total of 20 members of the rescue team were deployed to search for victims, but the murky water conditions and strong currents caused efforts to be temporarily halted.
The witness said that he saw the victim who was almost drowning and tried to save him using a bamboo stick but failed.
“Because the victim did not know how to swim, he could not hold on and was carried away by the strong current until he drowned,” explained the police.
The victim’s body was only found two days later at the mouth of the Kemuning River near the Bahagia Bridge and handed over to his family.
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