On the morning of Saturday 24th July, Mr Hitchings and his family were checking out of their hotel. They were about to head to the airport, following a lovely holiday in Guilin. The trip had been relaxing and uneventful – the perfect way to unwind after a busy academic year at BISS Puxi.
Suddenly, a guest burst into the hotel lobby, screaming for help. A child was drowning in the nearby river!