Three Tourists Died in Southern Waters of Java During Idul Fitri Holidays

Diana Mariska
Tourists at Trikora beach in Bintan regency, Riau Islands, on May 8, 2022. (Photo: Barino)
Tourists at Trikora beach in Bintan regency, Riau Islands, on May 8, 2022. (Photo: Barino) - The authorities have reported the deaths of three tourists in the southern waters of Java during the public holidays where millions of Indonesians spent their free-time at the beaches.

The Sukabumi Water and Air Police revealed on Sunday, May 8, seven-year-old Gibran from Cicurug subdistrict drowned on Rawakalong Beach in Pelabuhanratu subdistrict on Wednesday, and the body was found the next day.

Meanwhile, Depok resident Moh. Fajar Risky drowned on Cibuaya Beach in Pangumbahan village on Saturday.

Lastly, Yoga Pamungkas, who were traveling from Bogor, died on Kebonkalapa Karanghawu Beach on Thursday while the body was found on Sunday.

“We have handed over the bodies of the victims to respective families to be buried. Besides those that died, the joint search and rescue team also successfully saved a number of tourists that nearly drowned in several tourism spots along the southern waters,” chief of Sukabumi Water and Air Police Pol. Commissioner Adjutant Tenda Sukendar said on Sunday, as reported by Antara.

According to him, the majority of accidents was caused by tourists who didn’t follow the signs and refused to follow instructions from guards to avoid swimming along the areas with high tides and strong currents.

Even though the peak of Idul Fitri holidays has passed and many tourists have left the coastline, Sukendar ensured that guards will continue to be at the ready to assist tourists and prevent more accidents from happening.

“Even though the number of tourists who are still staying at the southern coasts in Sukabumi subdsitrict has been declining, personnel and volunteers remain on standby,” he said.

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