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Father, son swept out to sea in Taiwan's Kaohsiung

Search still ongoing as of Sunday night

Cijin Beach in Kaohsiung (Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau photo)

Cijin Beach in Kaohsiung (Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A father and his young son were swept out to sea while on a beach in Kaohsiung on Sunday (July 25).

The Gushan Precinct of the city's police force said Sunday night that a man surnamed Lee (李), 43, had taken his six-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter to the beach near the Shell Museum Cijin District that day, CNA reported.

In the early evening, the father reportedly saw his son carried off by waves and attempted to rescue him. However, both soon disappeared, leaving Lee's daughter on the beach alone.

The Kaohsiung Fire Bureau dispatched eight vehicles and 13 people to the scene, and police asked the Coast Guard for assistance. The police also contacted Lee’s wife and asked her to come care for the girl. As of Sunday night, the search for the father and son was still ongoing.

Updated : 2021-09-19 19:38 GMT+08:00