2 teens drown after their raft flips in fishpond

Police divers locate bodies of two drowned youths who went missing after their raft flipped in fish farming pool near Kibbutz Usha.

March 27, 2011 18:08
2 teens drown after their raft flips in fishpond

ambulance. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Two teens drowned Sunday after their raft flipped in a fishpond at Kibbutz Usha near Kiryat Ata. The youths, aged 15, were from a close-by village, and were playing at the fish farming pool along with seven other teenagers.

Police divers located the bodies of the two teens separately, the first in the waters where the youths had been playing, and the second in an irrigation reservoir located at Kibbutz Ramat Yohanan.

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Authorities explained that nine youths, aged around 15-years-old, arrived at a fish farming pool at Kibbutz Usha and boarded a raft on the edge of the pool. At a distance of 15 meters away from the pool's edge, the raft flipped over, sending all youths into the water. Seven of the teens swam out of the water, while the other two had remained unaccounted for.

One boy who was playing alongside the two missing youths alerted police to the teens' disappearance.

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