Woman, 27, drowns in Prague sewer while she was ‘geocaching’

Woman, 27, drowns in Prague sewer system after flash floods hit while she was playing ‘geocaching’ treasure hunt game

  • The victim’s body was found in Vltava river after being trapped in Prague sewers
  • She was geocaching, an outdoor ‘treasure hunt’ for collectibles using GPS
  • A man is still missing from the group of four who took part in the game 

A young woman drowned and a man is missing after they were caught inside Prague’s drain system by torrential rains while geocaching.

They were among a group of four participating in the GPS-based treasure hunt when they became trapped in rising water after a storm.

The body of the 27-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was found in the Vltava river.   

The young woman who has not been identified was found in the Vltava river in Czech Republic

She was part of a group who were ‘geocaching’ when torrential rains hit the drains system

The group were geocaching inside the Czech capital’s drainage system when heavy downpours led to rapidly rising water.

A woman died in the accident while the hunt for the missing man is to be resumed today.

The other two members of the group managed to escape and were hospitalised, a police spokesman said.


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Geocaching uses a participant’s smartphone GPS to track down goodies in hidden locations

The group were ‘geocaching’, a treasure hunt activity played by millions of people around the world.

The aim of the game is to find a trinket or collectible that has been planted by another user which can then be found using a person’s smartphone GPS.

A player will then tag the item on the geocaching app to say they have found it. 


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