In Tomsk Region, probe launched into death of boy drowned in Ob River in Kolpashevo

The Tomsk Region Office of the Investigative Committee has opened an investigation into a crime under Part 1 of Article 109 of the RF Penal Code (reckless homicide) after an 8-year-old boy drowned in the Ob River in the town of Kolpashevo.

According to investigators, on the afternoon of 4 September 2016, two children – a 6-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy came to the Ob River near a crossroads of Mokhovoi alley and Dzerzhinsky street. The girl fell into water and the boy tried to rescue her from the bank, but fell in water too and drowned. The girl was saved by a passing pedestrian. The boy’s body was found on the bank of the Ob River on 7 September 2016.

At present, investigative operations are underway to find out all the details of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.