River Torrens claims a life

22 February 2012

The Torrens River in Adelaide, Australia, features regularly as a home from home for blue-green algae.  This week, however, a student drowned while trying to swim across it!

Adelaide City Councillor Anne Moran said from the Council’s point of view, the tragedy highlighted the need for the State Government and City Council to prioritise the cleanup of the river. ¬†“This is a dangerous river, because it is so muddy and full of algae that once somebody goes under the water it is very difficult to find them.” [Source: ABC Western Queensland].

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