July was a sad month for Ribera. Up to eight tragic deaths have shocked the population in recent weeks. Most of them, due to drowning. Five people lost their lives in the river or on the beach. In addition, a woman was killed by her partner, who then committed suicide. In addition, a man died after the fight. A series of events in less than thirty days darkened the regional chronicle.
Sunday, July 9, is a day that the residents of Antella. A man killed his wife in front of their twelve year old son. The minor informed his neighbors about the incident. Although help arrived quickly, nothing could be done to save his life. While the boy was asking for help, the perpetrator took his own life by slitting his throat.. On the same day, the body of a man was found in a house in Turís. The night before he starred a fight, from which he came out unconscious. In the early hours of the morning he died, leading to an investigation into a possible murder.
Three days later, a bather from Alzira drowned on the beach of l’Estany de Cullera. Although lifeguards were able to retrieve him from the water, neither they nor the medical teams sent to the scene were able to recover his vital signs. Also in the sea, even in Tavernes, three residents of Rafelguaraf died, two men and one woman. On July 25. One of the saddest events remembered by the population of more than 2,000 inhabitants. Rescue teams managed to save the life of a woman from Algemesí that day.
The end of the terrible events happened on July 30, at Places called Esgoletja de Sumacárcer in the United States. An 18-year-old young man from Picassent went missing around the river. Volunteers, forestry brigade and the GERA rescue group joined the search. He was found unconscious in the water and, although medical personnel were also mobilized, nothing could be done for him.