Indian-American student drowns while swimming at beach in southern Taiwan

An Indian-American man studying at Taiwan’s Tsinghua University was declared dead at the hospital after a drowning incident at a popular tourist beach in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung County, yesterday, June 24.

Pingtung County Fire Department said they received a report that two people had been swept away by a rip current near Sail Rock in Kenting National Park in Hengchun Township at around 1:10 pm.

When firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene, two people had already been plucked out of the water by a watersports business owner using a jet ski. One person was conscious after managing to cling to a rock. The other person, a 22-year-old Indian-American man, had lost breathing and heartbeat.

Paramedics performed CPR and rushed the man to Hengchun Tourist Hospital, but he was declared dead a short time later.

According to media reports, the deceased was a Masters Degree student studying information engineering, specializing in artificial intelligence at Tsinghua University. He was part of a group of nine students who were visiting the area on vacation.

Kenting National Park Management Office said that the beach was under a red flag alert at the time of the incident. Staff had raised a red flag at the beach at 9:00 am warning people not to enter the water due to dangerous conditions. National park officials warned the public to obey warnings and abide by regulations to avoid unfortunate incidents from occurring in the future.

beach with red flag warning no swimming
Red flag warning beachgoers that swimming is prohibited. Picture credit: Kenting National Park Management Office.
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One thought on “Indian-American student drowns while swimming at beach in southern Taiwan

  • July 1, 2024 at 12:28 am

    It’s still Raghu all ze time in our hearts 😭


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