Young man – believed to be Czech – drowns in Mostar

Police in Mostar in Bosina and Hercegovina have told Croatian daily Slobodna Dalmacija they believe a young man who drowned after jumping from Mostar’s famous Stari most or Old Bridge was a Czech national from the city of Brno. The tragedy took place on Sunday; a police search of the river has not uncovered a body yet. A friend of the victim reportedly jumped first and emerged from Neretva River unharmed. The Czech consul to Bosnia and Hercegovina, Jana Stará, said that by all appearances the drowned man in Mostar was Czech, but said she could not yet confirm it 100 percent.

At the weekend, another Czech national drowned in Vienna, also following a jump from a local bridge.

Author: Jan Velinger