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Depths of Sadness

A Second Boy Drowns in as Many Days at Lake Batur, Kintamani, Bali

(10/27/2013) Only two-days after the tragic drowning of a 16-year-old Balinese boy at Lake Batur on October 21, 2013, another boy has drown in the waters of the volcanic lake located at the foot of the still active volcano.

A 12-year-old junior high school boy, I Nyoman Simpen, from Bukit Tunatung Banjar drowned in 5-meters of water near Pura Segara on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

The body of the young boy, who has told his parents he was going to pray at a nearby temple, was found floating in the lake on the afternoon of the following day.

At the time of his body’s discovery, Simpen was naked, his traditional costume worn to prayers folded neatly on a nearby shore.

Police found no indications of foul play and after examinaton returned the boy’s remains to his parent’s home.

Photo: DenPost

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