Ludwigshafen – Fatal bathing accident on Wednesday evening on the “Holz’scher Weiher” in Ludwigshafen-Gartenstadt: On Wednesday evening, a 16-year-old let his parents drive a remote-controlled electric boat on the water.
Then it happened: the battery failed, the boat drifted about 80 meters from the shore. The 16-year-old wanted to get it, jumped into the water, but sank shortly after swimming. The father and a passerby were still trying to save the boy, but they could not find the 16-year-old in the murky water.
At the same time, the mother alerted the emergency services. They searched until late at night with divers, sonar boats and a drone for the accident – to no avail.
The boy’s lifeless body was only recovered from the pond on Thursday at 12.43 p.m. The bereaved suffer a shock and receive psychological care.