On Saturday, April 24, 2010, a 26-year-old Chinese woman, believed to be from Shanghai, lost her life while rafting on the Ayung River near the village of Bongkasa, Abiansemal.
The woman, identified as Ding, but carrying a Chinese passport in the name of Lang Mei Chuan, was riding in a raft operated by Bahama Rafting together with her husband, an in-law and two friends when her raft capsized while traveling down a series of rapids. Reportedly unable to swim, the woman was trapped beneath the overturned rubber raft where her body was discovered a short itme later by rescuers.
The woman, her friends and family were staying at the Vila Aya on Jalan Oberoi in Kuta.
When recovered the tourist's body was bruised after hitting several rocks in the river. Police say their preliminary investigations suggest she perished due to drowning in the river.
The remaining 4 members of the rafting party were not injured in the tragic incident.
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