Three friends seen hugging each other moments before being swept away in flash flood

They were ‘swallowed up by the flood waters’ despite desperate attempts to rescue them.

The sad moment when three friends hugged each other before getting caught in a sudden flood in Italy was recorded on video.

The video that made so many people sad, shared on X, is about Patrizia Cormos, who is 20 years old, her friend Bianca Doros, who is 23, and her boyfriend Cristian Molnar, who is 25. They are all standing in a river that is moving very fast.

The group became marooned on a small island in the Natisone River, Udine, in the Friuli region, when the water levels suddenly rose. They called for help, and firefighters quickly arrived to rescue them by throwing a rope. Unfortunately, the friends were unable to catch it, as reported.

Unfortunately, they were ‘swallowed up by the flood waters’ and firefighters watched them ‘disappear.’

Giorgio Basile, the head of the provincial firefighters in Udine, shared how they tossed a rope to them, only to see them get engulfed by the flood waters right before their eyes. It was heartbreaking to witness their disappearance.

The community made a sad finding on Sunday, June 2, when two bodies thought to be Patrizia Cormos and Bianca Doros were discovered about 1 kilometer from where they were last seen. Cristian Molnar, the third person, is still missing.

They ramped up the search efforts by deploying drones, boats, and divers to thoroughly comb through the river.

Doros, who was born in Romania, had journeyed to Italy to see her parents.

Cormos, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Udine, went out with her friends to celebrate finishing a big exam, according to her upset mother.

Reportedly, the three individuals left their vehicle by the river to visit a nearby beach and take pictures.

The tragedy in Premariacco, as stated by Mayor Michele De Sabata, happened within “only minutes.”

The individuals were faced with an unforeseeable circumstance. Residents of Premariacco are familiar with the river and its tendency to rapidly shift conditions.

The trio of children showed up during clear weather. Unaware of the impending events, they were caught off guard by what unfolded in just a matter of minutes.

A series of intense storms in the recent past has caused a chain of devastating flash floods in northern Italy, impacting the cities of Padua and Vicenza severely. The governor of Veneto likened the extreme weather phenomenon to a “water bomb.”

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