Castelnuovo Don Bosco (Asti) – Marco Lipari was 21 and could not swim, but decided to dive into the pool, thinking he could touch the bottom with his feet. Ilaria Abel of years had two fewer and she was barely drifting, but when he realized that Marco was in trouble, he grabbed him to try to save him. They both died. The first drowned almost immediately. The girl died a few hours later in the hospital: she was too long immersed in a desperate attempt to help her friend, to deprive her of a clear destiny. And so the holiday is organized in the beautiful villa on the hills of Asti, between Castelnuovo Don Bosco and Albugnano, transformed into an indescribable tragedy.
In the villa
In the house thirty kilometers from Turin, owned by the Mauritian heart surgeon Stefano Del Ponte, there were only two custodians with his son. After permission from the doctor, that day on vacation, the boy would have invited five friends to spend the afternoon with them in the swimming pool. Marco also presented himself at Villa Miretti, specially arrived from Chieri. The twenty-one did not know how to swim and in the meantime sat on the edge of the pool. Then, probably thinking that the water level was not so deep, he broke the delays and decided to venture into the central part. Too much, for those who are unfamiliar with the sea or the swimming pools. Marco immediately understood that he would not be able to stay afloat, that he would never have succeeded without the help of someone. He grabbed Ilaria's arm and tried to bring him to the surface. The girl tried us with all the strength she had, even though she was not a swimmer with an expert. He fought, Ilaria, to be able to drag Marco out of the water. But the body of his friend was too heavy. Twenty-one-year-old Chieri slipped to the bottom of the pool.
Another boy collapsed in an attempt to eliminate both, under the fearful gaze of his companions. But it was too late. the alarm sounded. Two helicopters of the 118 landed on the lawn next to the villa, the first left from Turin and the second from Alexandria. The doctors tried to revive Marco, they tried it for more than an hour. But there was nothing more to do, the twenty-one had been under water for too long to hope to reborn his heart. They have succeeded with Ilaria, almost by miracle. The 19-year-old from Cambiano was transferred to the Molinette hospital in Turin, but died a few hours after admission.
Marco was the only child, he studied Agraria and played drums: he had recently joined the Drum Theater group, a musical project born of a laboratory for children with Down's syndrome. Ilaria had a brother, she was also a member of Agraria and just graduated from the Vittone di Chieri Institute: on August 9 she had celebrated her birthday. On Facebook, just a few hours after the tragedy, friends have posted the last greeting: fate sometimes incredible, leaves without words. Ila left us, Ila was my stone in the middle years, when our comrades excluded us, insulted us and laughed at us. Despite my difficulties, together, side by side, we always progressed. And finally: Ilaria flew away in the best way and tried to save a life. The Public Prosecution Service of Asti has opened an investigation to clarify the dynamics of the tragedy. The public prosecutor Simona Macci coordinates the investigations to determine any responsibility.
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