Indian Tourist Dies in Rafting Accident near Radovljica

By , 03 Jun 2019, 14:15 PM News
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STA, 3 June 2019 - A 34-year-old woman from India has been killed in a boating accident on the Sava river as a rafting boat carrying eight tourists capsized close to Radovljica this weekend. The woman was pulled out of the water by locals and resuscitated, but she later died in hospital, police said on Monday.

The boat, carrying eight tourists and two guides, capsized Sunday afternoon near the Šobec campsite when it hit a turn in the river, according to police.

The guides and passengers managed to cling on to rocks and were eventually rescued by firefighters from Bled, but the Indian woman was carried by the strong current until she was pulled out of the water unconscious downstream.

Two locals resuscitated her until paramedics took over and she was transferred by helicopter to the University Medical Centre in Ljubljana, where she died in the evening.

Investigators are looking into all aspects of the accident, the Kranj police said.

The upper Sava is a popular white-water destination and the water level is currently very high due to abundant precipitation.

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