Youth falls into water near Changhua embankment 鹿港彰濱工業區堤防 1少年溺水迄仍無蹤

Helicopter, rafts, and personnel are deployed to continue searching of the youth after 24 hours.


Presenter: Rescue missions are currently underway after a 16-year-old surnamed Huang fell into water and disappeared while he and his friends were playing near Changhua Coastal Industrial Park. Drones and helicopters have been dispatched as the difficult terrain has hampered the rescue efforts.

Vessels on the water search for the missing youth, while rescue personnel peer into every corner. They weren't able to find the youth who fell into the water on Sept. 20. The search continued on Sept. 21, with a National Airborne Service Corps helicopter joining the search. Family members waited anxiously to one side. On Sept. 20, a 16-year-old surnamed Huang met up with friends and went to play at an embankment in Changhua's Lugang Township. He fell into the water and disappeared.

Victim's Family Member:” He liked playing and he came here to play in the water. He was playing when the water carried him away. (Did he come here often to play?) It was probably the first time.”

At around 2 p.m. on Sept. 20, four youths met up to play at an embankment near Changhua Coastal Industrial Park. Huang fell into the water. The other three called firefighters after they lost sight of him.

Shih Shun-jen, Captain, 3rd Fire Control Group, Changhua County Fire Bureau:”The tide was ebbing at that point (on Sept. 20), so some of the river banks were visible. We thought that because the tide was ebbing, he might have been carried by the water into the open sea. However, it's also possible that there were protrusions on the side of the embankment and he could have been carried back.”

Firefighters said the accident occurred when the tide was ebbing. The terrain could have magnified the pull of the water and the youth may have been carried into the open sea. The search area has been expanded, and rescue personnel are also combing tetrapods.

 

 

搜救艇在海上來回尋找,救難人員不放過每個角落,但20號並沒有找到落水少年。21號一早救難人員再度出動找人。空勤直升機也從空中搜索,焦急的家屬趕到現場,怎麼也沒想到16歲的黃姓少年,在中秋連假的第三天和朋友相約,到彰化鹿港戲水,卻出了意外。

落水少年家屬:「小朋友愛玩,到這裡玩水啊,就被海水捲下去了,(以前都會來這玩嗎?)應該是沒來過吧。」

20號下午兩點多,彰化鹿港有4名少年,相約到彰化彰濱工業區的堤防邊玩,而其中一名16歲的黃姓少年在北堤尾的海域不慎落水。另外3名少年找不到人趕緊通報消防救人。

彰化縣消防局第三大隊長 施順仁:「(20號當時)因為剛好是退潮,所以有露出一些沙地出來,(推測)因為退潮的關係被海水帶到外海,但是也可能在堤岸這邊有突出物,也可能在這邊做回流。」

警消表示,意外當時正值退潮,可能因為地形讓海水拉力更大,少年可能不熟水流狀況而被帶到外海。目前除了擴大搜尋範圍,救難人員在消波塊地毯式搜索,要盡快找到黃姓少年的下落。

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