Gera (dpa/th) - A ten-year-old boy drowned in a bathing lake in Gera in the Aga district. The child was rescued lifeless in the water of a beach on Tuesday evening, the police said. The police divers could only determine his death.
The police had previously been alerted in the afternoon. A child suddenly disappeared while bathing in the lido. The emergency services then searched the lido and the adjacent playgrounds - the fire brigade also searched for the boy with a boat on the water. After an unsuccessful search, police divers were finally deployed in the evening and found the boy after a short time. The criminal police are now investigating the circumstances of the bathing accident.