2 tourists dragged out to sea by strong currents in Yogyakarta

2 tourists dragged out to sea by strong currents in Yogyakarta

Six tourists have died in two weeks due to strong currents at two beaches in Bantul regency, Yogyakarta.

The latest accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon at Parantritis Beach when three junior high school students from Malang, East Java, were dragged out to sea.

The bodies of two of the students were recovered while the third remains missing, presumed dead. A Search and Rescue (SAR) team was still trying to locate the missing body as of Thursday.

Parangtritis SAR team secretary Taufik Faqih said the accident took place at about 1:45 p.m. during a field trip of 20 students to the beach. While swimming, a large wave suddenly came and hit the students, eight of which were then carried out to sea by a strong rip tide.

"Five survived but the other three were dragged far out to sea," Taufik said on Thursday.

The two found bodies were identified as Aisyiah and Lailul M. The missing student was identified as Ilma Nur Aftiah.

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