Boy missing after rowing skiff goes over German weir
( dpa ) - Five children rowing a racing skiff were washed over a weir under the eyes of horrified onlookers Sunday in the eastern German city of Leipzig and a 12-year-old boy was missing, feared drowned.
Another boy was pulled from the water unconscious and revived, while two girls and a boy were rescued conscious.
The rowing-club coxed four-seater was rowing up the Elster Canal to the starting line of a regatta when the current pulled it into an arm of the waterway and over the 4-metre-high Palmengarten Weir, police said.
"A lot of people were watching and did not dive in to rescue them, but to be fair, it's a very turbulent piece of water," said police spokesman Andreas Loepki. Police called in divers to hunt for the missing boy.