Transcarpathian rescuers will both "dry" and "wet" suits  17 May 2013 16:59  4135743 036405
Transcarpathian rescuers will both "dry" and "wet" suits

According to the information of the subordinate units of the State Emergencies Service of Ukraine in Transcarpathian region, during 2012, 37 people died in water bodies. Since the beginning of this year, three people have died.

The main cause of death is the use of spontaneously determined vacation spots on the water.In most cases, people swim in natural bodies of water, in unsuitable places.

Last year, the diving and rescue team was called 54 times, of which 19 times - for diving and search works. 14 victims were found. Most accidents accounted for the bathing season (May-September).

In order to make the work of Transcarpathian rescuers easier, at the session of the regional council, held today, May 17, they considered amendments to the decision of the Regional Council dd. December 28, 2010 № 123 "On the Program of development and accumulation of regional provision of logistical facilities and personal respiratory protection for unemployed population of Transcarpathia for 2011 - 2015."  The deputies voted to allocate 89,000 UAH and purchase 2 boats with carrying capacity of 800 and 300 kg (worth 15,000 UAH and 5,000 UAH, respectively), 2 sets of diving devices on compressed air (20,000 UAH in total), 2 diving suits of "dry type" and two of "wet type" (10,000 and 3,000 UAH), a sonar (15,000 UAH) and 4 snorkelling sets with flippers for different purposes.

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