Body of Taiwan teen found in German river

18-year-old went missing after swimming in the Weser River in northwestern Germany.

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/06/12

Minden police look for the boy's body (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The body of a Taiwanese teenage boy who went missing in Germany last week has been found, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday (June 12).

The 18-year-old exchange student, surnamed Tsai, studied at Nordrhein-Westfalen, in Germany. Last week, he went camping with friends on the banks of River Weser in Minden, reported Central News Agency Wednesday.

After going for a swim in the river, Tsai went missing on Friday (June 7). The local police and fire departments formed a search team of 70 people to look for the teen. On the early morning of June 11, a local walker found his body at a location about 5 kilometers from where he was last seen.

His parents flew to Germany and identified his body, which will be autopsied to confirm the cause of death.

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