Two teenagers met an unfortunate demise last Saturday near Lake Balaton. Police are still investigating. Continue below for more information.
RTL reports that two seventeen-year-old teenage boys drowned in the waters of Balaton. The two – one of them training to become a welder, the other a mason – were in the vicinity of Balatonvilágos. Police have still yet to find their bodies. The two victims were accompanied by another one of their friends. He miraculously managed to reach the shore with the help of a boatman.
Police are still searching the waters of the lake with the help of sonars. The two victims reportedly went missing not far from the Alga beach. Together with lifeguards, the water police have been tirelessly searching for the two boys since Saturday evening. The authorities were called as soon as the boys went missing.
The group of three went into the water from the beach located near Balatonvilágos. The group had a surfboard with them, reports Bors. Once they were about 350 meters away from the coast, the three boys got swallowed up by a wave. Luckily, the third member managed to cling to the surfboard and alert nearby beach-goers. His cries for help were heard by fisherman Gergely Horváth.
I immediately rushed to help them. Once I reached the scene, the third boy was already rescued by another boat. – Horváth comments.
The search for the two missing teens began almost immediately. According to police, at 7:38 PM on Saturday, police received a report that a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old boy from Bódvalenke had disappeared in the water. Both friends and family are shaken by what happened. The father of one of the boys was completely devastated. So much that he and his entire family waited by the beach all day for a lifeline.
It was 9 PM when we received the news. We drove 400 kilometres by car to make it here. I don’t expect them to find my son. – says the father to the above source.
We can only hope for the best, seeing as the search for the two teenage victims of this unfortunate event is still on. The father also said that both of the boys were very much loved by all and that they were exceptionally talented at their crafts.
Source: rtl.hu, borsonline.hu