Recreational boat with 150 aboard sinks near Colombian city

Videos circulating on social media show a multi-story ferry sinking as a number of other recreational vehicles rushed to the distressed boat while air force, firefighters and scuba divers also headed towards the town.

By: AP | Bogota | Published:June 26, 2017 3:08 am
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Authorities in Colombia say a rescue operation is underway after a recreational boat with about 150 people on board sank near Medellin. The air force said on Twitter that it was sending a helicopter to the Guatape reservoir while Medellin’s mayor said firefighters and scuba divers were heading to the town. Videos circulating on social media show a multi-story ferry sinking as a number of other recreational vehicles rushed to the distressed boat.

Authorities did not immediately say how many people had been rescued or were missing.

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