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22 students rescued after canoes capsize on Rhine

22 German school students rescues after canoes capsize on Rhine

22 students rescued after canoes capsize on Rhine

BERLIN (AP) -- Police in the southwestern German city of Freiburg say 22 children on a school canoe trip on the Rhine all survived being dumped into the water when their boats capsized.

Police said the currents in the Rhine were particularly strong due to recent rains, causing the canoes to capsize Friday afternoon. Many of the students were able to swim to the banks of the river, and rescuers pulled all the others out of the water a short time later.

Police say none of the children was harmed in the incident, but that a canoe is still missing.


Updated : 2021-09-26 10:06 GMT+08:00