A 30-year-old man drowned in an accident in Hønefoss on Wednesday trying to save his ten-year-old son from drowning. None of them could swim.
They were part of a family of four from Syria and living in Hønefoss. The family were out on the river when the 10-year-old fell into the water. There are no swimming facilities on site as the river is wide.
“The father jumped in.
Neither of the two could swim,” Bent Rye, head of the investigation in Hønefoss police station district, told Ringerikes Blad.
Two men who witnessed the incident came running to the scene. One of them jumped into the water to help the boy. The other then helped both up on land.
Only after a few minutes did the rescue crews realize there was another person in the water. It was 49 minutes after the first message came about the accident that the boy’s father was found underwater by the fire department, reported the newspaper.
The man was flown to Ullevål hospital but he died.
The family has received emergency assistance from the municipality.
© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today