6 Teenagers Tragically Sink In The Red River In Louisiana

August 3rd, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

Washington, August 03, 2010 (Just Flashed): Six adolescents from at least two family units have sunk in the Red River in the northwestern area of Louisiana. The sinking was subsequent to the six stepping off a ridge from low water into an abyss approximately 20 feet deep on Monday. This information was divulged by the representatives of the fire department. A 14-year-old individual was salvaged however.

Fred Sanders happens to be the Assistant Fire Chief of Shreveport. Sanders has declared that he deemed that the fatalities were from 13 to 18 years old. The catalog of fatalities consisted of three brothers in a single family unit and a sister and two brothers in another. Sanders has mentioned that the fatalities had come with some adults in order to go for a dip. Nonetheless, neither the kids nor the grown-up persons could swim.

Sanders has asserted that the identities of the fatalities might be discharged on Tuesday after the department is convinced that the kith and kin of the deceased have been alerted.

Actually, what had happened was that the adolescents had begun playing in a common zone. However, they finished up at a spot in the Red River in which the bottom collapsed unexpectedly. That is where the divers located the corpses. This data was revealed by Sanders.

The Fire Chief happens to be Brian Crawford. Crawford has uttered to WAFB-TV that he does not desire to witness any incident as horrific as this in his life.

Sanders has divulged that he was not conscious about whether one teenager plummeted and dragged down the others or if they were endeavoring to salvage each other. Sanders has disclosed that it took in excess of three hours to discover all the corpses. Sanders has voiced that such a heartrending incident has probably never been experienced by the city. The emergence of rescue squads was deferred a bit since the mishap was reported as in close proximity to the Jimmie Davis Bridge but was approximately a mile away.

The Times of Shreveport has vocalized that only one life jacket was obtainable.

The family units were in a leisure zone of the Red River that has sand bars. The park is a well-liked region for picnicking and fishing. Some persons also go wading. This data was enunciated by Sanders.

- Just Flashed News Service

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