Wednesday, 26. November 2014
09. 06. 14. - 15:00
A 17-year-old has died in a swimming accident in the district Neudörfl in Burgenland on Sunday.
The teenager, who lived in a Caritas home, was swimming in a lake in Neudörfl and was around 40 metres from the shore when he tried to swim back and ran into problems.
Witnesses say they saw the teen wave his hands in distress, triggering a friend to raise the alarm. By the time the fire department arrived many people were already in the water searching for the boy. "When we arrived many people were already in the water and looking after the boys," said fire service team leader Lukas Kaiser.
Two scuba divers from the Vienna fire brigade eventually recovered him from a depth of 15 metres over an hour after he was seen running into difficulties in the water. They attempted to resuscitate the teen and rushed him to AKH hospital by helicopter but doctors were unable to save his life, police said on Monday.
The roommates of the boy at the Caritas home have been receiving care from the crisis intervention team in Burgenland.
How An Austrian Park Every Year Becomes A Lake
Spectacular images that show how a park becomes a lake each spring complete with underwater trees have been captured by two divers.
Mad About Mammoths At Vienna Museum
A unique exhibition in the Austrian capital Vienna has proved a massive hit after bringing together for the first time some of the most famous frozen woolly mammoth remains.
Controversy Over Advert For Fucking Hell Beer
An Austrian political party has defended a decision to promote a local beer named after the village of Fucking.
Luigi Restaurant Cooks Up Delicious Delights For Winter Season
Brothers Luigi and Leo Doci who own the renowned Luigi restaurant chain will be cooking up a storm in Semmering this winter.
Church Porn Star In Court
A Polish-born woman who made a video of herself masturbating in church is facing six months in jail after a viewer called police when he recognised the woman.
Hugh Grant Cuddles Lamb On Animal Farm With Mrs Glock
Hugh Grant led a star-studded turnout at Austria's animal farm project which unveiled its Christmas market this week.
Cheating Wife Buries Hubby Alive For New Lover
A woman who married her sister’s fiance and then attacked him with a knife before burying him alive so she could be with her new lover is facing life in jail.
Spate of Crimes throughout Vienna and Lower Austria Solved
Four men have been arrested after committing 113 break-ins, 21 thefts and causing at least 260,000 Euros worth of damage.
Dad Punished Child, 2, With Boiling Hot Shower
A two-year-old girl is in an artificial coma and fighting for her life after her father threw her into a scalding hot shower leaving her with severe burns at the family home in the Austrian capital Vienna.
Police And Firemen Get Cold Turkey
Flipping the bird was given a new meaning in Austria this week when a truck filled with plucked turkeys overturned, closing a busy motorway in the process.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Controversy Over Advert For Fucking Hell Beer|
|Half Naked Winnie The Pooh Banned From Playground|
|Explosive Flash In Russia Blamed On Meteor|
|Mad About Mammoths At Vienna Museum|
|Plumber Zapped On Private Parts Then Impaled Finds God|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.