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Grandparents of drowned girl to face charges: police

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Police and prosecutors said yesterday that the grandparents of a 9-year-old girl who died in a jet skiing accident off Hualien County as well as the man who rode the Jet Ski are suspected of manslaughter.

During a family outing on the coast of Hualien on Sunday, July 20, the grandparents agreed to their five grandchildren's request to get on a man's Jet Ski. None of them were given lifejackets. Given that there were too many on the vehicle, an accident quickly ensued, causing four of the five children to fall in the water. Three were rescued while the 9-year-old drowned.

Prosecutors said that the man, surnamed Wu, who operated the Jet Ski has a license for operating the vehicle, and that the grandparents have expressed a willingness to forgive Wu.

Prosecutors added, however, that according to preliminary investigations, the grandparents and Wu are deemed suspects of manslaughter.

1 Comment
July 22, 2014    curtisakbar@
This just goes to show the stupidity of people. First, if you can't swim don't go without a life jacket. Second, why overload the jet ski, it's just asking for trouble. Third, after seeing your grandchildren with no life jackets and crammed onto the back, why didn't you object.

Senseless and completely avoidable less of life. The grandparents have no right to express that they forgive Wu, the parents should be the ones to express whether or not they forgive Wu and the grandparents.

I would find both Wu and the grandparents guilty of manslaughter due to negligence.
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