Luke O'Neill was collecting golf balls when he was sucked into the pipe and drowned

Australian Teen Dies In Freak Accident After Being Sucked Into Drainpipe

A teenage boy has died in a freak accident after he was sucked into a drainpipe during floodwaters while he was collecting golf balls.

The body of Luke O’Neill, 17, was found by friends as they searched in reeds about 40 meters away from the exit of the drain at the Kew Country Club, in Kew, New South Wales, Australia.

The incident took place at around 07:00 am on Saturday.

According to police, O’Neill had waded into the waist-deep waters to scoop up the golf balls with some friends, when he was suddenly dragged into the large drainpipe by the force of the water.

While two friends searched for him at the entrance of the drain, a 16-year-old was also sucked underwater.

The 16-year-old, who has not been named, traveled the length of the 100 meter pipe but he finished up in a dam at the other end where he managed to escape, Sky News reports.

However, O’Neill did not emerge.

Luke O'Neill was collecting golf balls when he was sucked into the pipe
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