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Man drowns in river while trying to retrieve his toy speed boat

By Mason White 10:48 AM March 2, 2014
Remote controlled speed boat illustration 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A fun and relaxing time, for one man turned into tragedy.

A 51-year-old man drove his bike to a local river to play with his speed boat.

The man played with his remote controlled speed boat for about ten minutes when it malfunctioned and he lost control of it.

Desperate to get his toy boat back, Nick Kastrappi went into the River Torrens in Adelaide, Australia. Onlookers told police that they warned the man not to go into the river, but he ignored their pleas.

Witnesses saw the man go under the water and never resurfaced, so they called police. Police responded to the Torrens at about 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, after the man was seen going under the water while trying to retrieve the remote controlled speed boat.

Police divers entered the water and the body of a 51-year-old was found floating in the river. The man’s body was discovered with the help of Water Operations police just before 4:30 p.m.

His bike, bags and sneakers were found near the scene. His family was notified of his death.