Lake Garda drownings

Another person dies in Lake Garda as search for body of British father continues

By Region News North-west Italy

Lake Garda drownings this month climb to six, as the search for British father Aran Chada continues.

A Polish man has died after diving into Lake Garda in Italy. He is the sixth person to die in the Italian lake this month. The 42-year-old went into the water at Desenzanino beach but failed to surface. His friend alerted the coastguard.

The man’s body was found two metres (6.5ft) deep by fire brigade divers, Italian media reported. He has not yet been named.

Missing Briton

His death comes as the search for Briton Aran Chada continues. The father-of-two saved his teenage son then disappeared under the water. The 51-year-old sales director, from the Leicestershire village of Woodhouse Eaves, hired a boat with his two children and wife on the lake near Limone on Friday.

They were about 500m from the shore when Mr Chada’s 14-year-old son got into trouble in the water. The father dived in, saved him, but then got into trouble himself. He slipped beneath the surface and has not been seen since. He is assumed to have drowned.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: “The man dived to save his eldest son who was in trouble and managed to push him back to the boat but then he got into trouble.

“It was very hot on Friday afternoon, but the water was 10 degrees colder, so it’s possible he had a seizure from the shock.”

Lake Garda drownings – other body still missing

There is another person who is still missing.  33-year-old Pakistani man Hasnain Zeb jumped off a pedal boat into the lake at the end of June, according to Italian media reports.

On Sunday, 41-year-old Alessandro Redaell, originally from Lecco in northern Italy, was also found lifeless after diving into the water from a boat.

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