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Boy missing after swimming at beach with sibling, friend in north-central Vietnam

Boy missing after swimming at beach with sibling, friend in north-central Vietnam

Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:19 GMT+7
Boy missing after swimming at beach with sibling, friend in north-central Vietnam
Rescuers search for a missing boy at a beach in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, October 14, 2021. Photo: D. N. / Tuoi Tre

A tenth-grade boy is missing after being swept away by strong waves while swimming with his brother and a friend at a beach in the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri on Thursday afternoon.

After being swept away by strong currents, N.C.H., remains unaccounted, according authorities in Trieu Phong District, where the accident happened.

Local people, rescuers, and divers have been searching for H. since yesterday afternoon.

H., his younger brother, and a friend, were swimming at a beach in Trieu Phong District’s Trieu Lang Commune at around 2:00 pm on Thursday when strong currents swept H. and his sibling away.

A local fisherman managed to rescue the younger boy shortly after the incident.

H. is a tenth grader at Quang Tri Town High School.

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