On January 3rd, representatives of Uzhgorod city public organization "Help a Friend" appealed to Transcarpathian rescuers. They reported that on the Borzhava river, near the village of Velyka Roztoka in Irshava district, a swan needed help. Due to severe frost, ice formed on the river that would not allow the bird to stay safe in the water.
Rescuers of Irshava mountain search and rescue department and firefighters of the 5th State Fire and Rescue Unit were sent to save the bird.
The rescuers approached to the swan cautiously on the boat. They grabbed the bird and gave it to volunteers who will be taking care of it until the weather improved.