An American citizen was killed and two others were slightly injured in a rafting accident in northwestern Slovenia, police said Wednesday.
The accident happened on Tuesday when two rafts carrying 16 passengers and a driver were on a trip down the Soka River, police said in a statement. One of the boats hit a rock and the passengers fell into the river. When the other boat came to help, it also hit a rock and its passengers and a driver fell into the water, police said.
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A 55-year-old American man was swept away by the current and later found dead. Two other American citizens were slightly injured. The rest managed to get ashore safely.
Police have launched an investigation into the accident.
The small European country of Slovenia is known for its natural beauty and outdoor sports, with rafting along the Soca River a popular activity for tourists.