German: A 16-year-old boy has been drowned on July 30 in a natural outdoor swimming pool in the German village of Rurberg, just across the border from Belgium, as per German local media.
The village of Rurberg is a very popular tourist place for Germans and Belgians, known for its swimming waters and proximity to the Rur river. The boy is reported to have jumped into the water, along with a ten-year-old friend, at around 4:00 in the evening. As per the initial reports, neither boy was a strong swimmer.
After the ten-year-old boy had to be rescued from the water, it was found that the 16-year-old had not surfaced. German emergency services were alerted and divers and helicopters began to search for the boy.
After a complete search for two hours, the boy’s body was recovered by divers. German police are still investigating the incident and the swimming pool has reopened to the public.