The young man, who would have turned 20 next December, had been recovered by rescuers after being underwater for over 20 minutes
The Egyptian boy who yesterday dived into Lake Como, in front of the Tempio Voltiano, has died, without ever reemerging. The young man, a refugee domiciled in the province of Milan, would have turned 20 on 20 December.
The accident occurred in the early afternoon, on the beach of the Tempio Voltiano, an area where bathing is prohibited. The boy had gone with a group of friends to take a bath; after the dive, seeing it no longer re-emerge, one of the friends rushed into the water to try to bring it back to the surface, but was unable to locate it and so the call for help was triggered.
The agents of the state police squad intervened on the spot, together with the firefighters and the rescuers of the 118 Areu. The young man was found at the bottom of the lake and was brought back to shore, but his conditions immediately appeared very serious. In addition to being remained underwater for over twenty minutes, the young man would also have had a cardiac arrest. Urgently transported to the Sant’Anna hospital, the doctors attempted to save him also by subjecting him to Ecmo, a treatment for extra-corporeal oxygenation, but yesterday evening he died.