In Trebur, Germany, a woman drowned in the waters of the Rhine on Saturday after attempting to save her son. The 5-year-old boy also died, police said.
When the boy disappeared to the surface, the mother jumped into the water to save him, but she got into trouble herself. A passerby pulled her out of the water. During a second dive in the river, the 30-year-old mother drowned.
Her 13-year-old daughter also tried unsuccessfully to save her brother. Rescuers managed to bring the uninjured teenager back to the bank. Her family members’ bodies were found after a two-hour search.