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Russian Tourist Drowns on Ketewel, Bali Beach

Strong Currents Blamed in Drowning Death of Algrei Ilarioshoki at Ketewel, Bali

(9/23/2012) A 48-year-old Russian tourist has drowned while swimming on Bali’s east coast, at Pantai Gumicik, Ketewel.

Dead is Algrei Ilarioshoki who drowned on Saturday, September 22, 2012, when he was swept out to sea by strong currents while swimming at the beach.

Radar Bali reports that the man was swimming with a fellow Russian, identified as Olga (49). The two had been in Bali for nearly one month, residing at a home in the nearby community of Batubulan.

The couple arrived at the beach at 3:30 pm for a swim, repeating an excursion to the same beach they had visited three times during their stay in Bali. Swimming into large waves, the man was dragged by currents out to sea.

Efforts by two Balinese me to assist the drowning man were unsuccessful with the Russian lifeless by the time his body was brought to the shore.