Search continues for Taiwanese missing in Germany

06/11/2019 01:41 PM
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Weser River (Photo from Pixabay)
Weser River (Photo from Pixabay)

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) The search is continuing for a Taiwanese student who went missing during a swim in a river in Germany last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday.

The exchange student from Taiwan, surnamed Tsai (蔡), was reported missing after he went for a swim in the Weser River in the town of Minden in northwestern Germany on June 7, the ministry said in a statement.

Local authorities have deployed more than 200 rescuers to date to locate his whereabouts but have found no signs of him so far, the statement said.

The search has been conducted since Tsai went missing, though it was interrupted for half a day because of heavy rain before resuming early on June 8, the statement said.

The ministry did not provide any details on the circumstances surrounding Tsai's swim, including if he was with anybody at the time or the weather conditions.

A German report on the incident said Tsai was an 18-year-old exchange student who was part of a 60-member group that was camping on the banks of Weser River. Local media have reported he was swept away while swimming in the river.

Tsai's family has arrived the city, according to MOFA.

(By Joseph Yeh)


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