The River Styx

Domestic Tourist Dies in Rafting Accident on Ayung River near Ubud, Bali
An Indonesian tourist has died while rafting on the Ayung River near Ubud on Tuesday, May 1, 2108.

Andy Wicaksono (39) was a passenger on a raft traveling down the river with a guide and 5 other passengers when the raft operated by Nyuh Gangga Rafting overturned sending all aboard the raft into the white-water rapids.

Wicaksono was on a rafting trip with co-workers in a raft supervised by a rafting guide, Muliadi (27), when at 11:00 am the raft capsized at rapids located near the SDN 1 Elementary School in Kedewatan.

Balipost.com
reports that the guide and participants were all wearing life vests. Muliadi hauled several of the passengers back on board the raft while others managed to make it safely to the riverbank.

Andy Wicaksono, however, went missing and was found floating downstream 15 minutes later where his unconscious body was pulled into a raft.

The man was rushed to nearby hospital where after one hour of intensive medical care he was pronounced dead at 1:10 pm.

The head of the Ubud Police Precinct, Raka Sugita, was very quick to declare the death as due to misadventure with no indications of negligence or foul play.
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