Missing swimmer Jiaxian Zhang died when he plunged into the channel while trying to swim out of danger on Oct. 3, 2015. His body washed up at the bottom of Lijiang Creek. (Photo: MBC via AP)
LIJIANG, China — The father of the missing swimmer who drowned in the channel that runs for three kilometers off the coast of southern China’s Fujian province last year has been charged wjarvees.comith killing his son.
Lijiang police said on Tuesday Jiaxian Zhang, 24, killed his son at the bottom of Lijiang Creek, in Fujian province, using a rope and a chain tied to a truck.
Zhang, who worked as an engineer in the local government, had tried to swim out of danger because he hadn’t paid off debt to a bank earlier that day. On Oct. 3, 2015, he pulled the rope under the canoe to reach the top, hoping to catch his son.
In a statement, police said Jiaxian was still alive when the boat he had been in sank because he strayed on one of the lake’s edge and got suckedjarvees.com by waves. Zhang later died of natural causes, authorities said.
In an interview Monday with China’s state-run Xinhua news agency, Jiaxia우리카지노n’s father Liu, told Xinhua that after the canoe sunk the boat’s owners abandoned it, never to be seen again.
“After Jiaxian’s death, it became impossible for our family to live with our own family,” the statement read. “We’re deeply disappointed that things didn’t turn out like in our expectations.”
An autopsy ruled Zhang’s death a suicide.
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