Two college students drown at Shenshen Waterfall in Taiwan’s Pingtung County

For people who are not good swimmers, playing in the pool under the waterfall is extremely dangerous

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/06/23
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(Pingtung County Bureau of Fire and Emergency Services photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two college students died after being rushed to local hospitals following a drowning incident inside the pool under Shenshen Waterfall (神山瀑布) in Wutai Township of Taiwan’s southern county of Pingtung on Sunday afternoon (June 23), Central News Agency (CNA)reported.

Wutai Township has the highest mean elevation of any township in Pingtung County.

The county’s Bureau of Fire and Emergency Services said that when the bureau’s emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found friends of the two drowned students were administering CPR on them, but both had lost vital signs, according to CNA. They were sent to Pingtung Christian Hospital and Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital for emergency treatment.

Wutai Police Station said the two youths were students of a university, and they went to the waterfall in a group of six. The station added that drowning incidents frequently happen inside the deep pool under Shenshen Waterfall, and for people who are not good swimmers, playing in the water is extremely dangerous.  [FULL  STORY]

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