Water and negligence continues to take lives of Transcarpathians - two just in one day

18 August 2015 11:08  68104848 0105884
Water and negligence continues to take lives of Transcarpathians - two just in one day

Throughout the day, two young guys drowned on water bodies of Transcarpathia.

 

The first report was received by the operational-rescue service of the region at 10:00. A human body was found in the Tisa river between the settlements of Tyachiv and Bushtyno. The group State Fire and Rescue Unit 8 of Tyachiv immediately arrived at the scene. Because of a steep bank, rescuers had to use special equipment to remove the drowned man out of the water. Later it was found out that the victim was a resident of the village of Yablunivka in Khust district. The day before, he and friends had gone to rest on the river. The circumstances of the death of the 19-year-old youngster are being established by the law enforcers.

The second tragedy occured in the afternoon in the village of Klenovets in Mukachevo district. A 16-year-old boy, a resident of village of Ruske in the same district drowned at the local lake. This was reported to the operational-rescue service of the region at 17:30.

The rescue diving team of Uzhgorod in amount of four people rushed to the scene.    In 15 minutes, the professionals using special equipment found in the lake and removed a dead body. The drowned boy was found 40 meters from the shore at the depth of 4 meters.

Later it was found out that the guy with relatives and friends was resting on the shore of the lake. By the way, this lake is not fitted for public recreation on the water, although local residents actively use it for this purpose. As told by witnesses, the 16-year-old boy, having plunged from a wooden pontoon, began to call for help and then disappeared from view of other vacationers. They rushed to help him, but all attempts to save the boy failed. Then people began to call the emergency service "101".

Detailed circumstances will be established by specialists.

Since the beginning of the year, 33 people have drowned on water bodies of Transcarpathia. This is 13 cases more than for the same period last year.

The Office of the State Emergencies Service of Ukraine in Transcarpathian region appeals to all citizens to follow safety measures during recreation on water. 

Office of the State Emergencies Service of Ukraine in Transcarpathian region

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