American man missing in Ubud rafting accident

One foreigner is lacking after a rafting accident yesterday in Ubud, authorities mentioned.

Sixty-four-year-old American Robinaugh Clifford Neil went whitewater rafting with 9 different foreigners yesterday afternoon on Ayung River in Kedewatan Village. 

Divided into two teams, the vacationers have been floating on their rafts on their second session when a sudden sturdy present capsized one of many rafts.

The members on the ill-fated raft tried in useless to succeed in out to the second raft to keep away from the flip over, solely to trigger each rafts to tumble. 

The rafting guides who have been current instantly evacuated each rafts, however sadly overlooked Neil.

Ubud Police Chief I Gusti Ngurah Yudistira instructed Coconuts Bali in the present day that the search continues for the American man.

The opposite rafters, who’re vacationers from Australia, India, and Germany, are reportedly secure and sound and solely suffered minor scrapes. Two native lifeguards additionally survived the incident.

The seek for the lacking American started yesterday however was suspended at round 8pm yesterday for security causes. The authorities, together with personnel from the Ubud Police, the Search and Rescue Company, and native guides, to call a number of, resumed trying to find Neil this morning at round 7am.

The native guides, in line with Yudistira, had adopted security procedures previous to rafting with the teams, together with conducting a briefing on security and emergency conditions, in addition to equipping them with life vests and helmets.

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