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Beldany Lake. Rescue operation of two families and the search for a man

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Two serious events took place in long weekend on Bełdany Lake (Warmia-Masuria Voivodeship). On the second day of the service, they are looking for a 32-year-old who jumped from the yacht into the water and did not resurface. More fortunate were two families who were helped by rescuers on Saturday noon when they fell into the water after a sailboat capsized.

The search for a 32-year-old from Legionowo has been underway since Friday afternoon, interrupted for the night and resumed on Saturday morning. According to the fire brigade in Pisz, a team of firefighters with a boat from Ruciane Nida was sent to search. Firemen from Giżycko also arrived. They have sonar for searching.

The services are looking for the man using sonarCapt. Robert Szafranek, commander of JRG in Pisz

The action resumed after a night break

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On Friday (June 9) in the late afternoon in Bełdany, near the town of Kamień, a 32-year-old from Legionowo sailed with other people on a sailboat.

– Preliminary findings show that he jumped into the water to swim and did not come out – said Commissioner Anna Szypczyńska from the Pisz police on Friday. She added that the helmsman of the yacht was sober.

The man jumped into the water to swim and did not come outCapt. Robert Szafranek, commander of JRG in Pisz

The rescue operation was carried out by rescuers from the Masurian Volunteer Rescue Service, a water ambulance and firefighters, including a water and diving group from Mrągowo. The MOPR diver went under the water for about an hour, but did not find the man, then the fire brigade took over.

The search site is far from the shore, the lake is about 20 meters deep there, and visibility in the water is poor.

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Search operation of a man who jumped from a yacht into Lake Bełdany (June 9, 2023)Masurian Volunteer Rescue Service

After two hours, the rescue operation turned into a search. After dark it was interrupted and resumed on Saturday morning.

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A sailboat capsized, two families fell into the water

The second incident on Lake Bełdany took place on Saturday (June 10) around noon. A sailboat capsized by two families. On board – as reported by the superintendent Anna Szypczyńska from the Poviat Police Headquarters in Pisz – there were two families, seven people in total.

– The yacht capsized due to a strong gust of wind. Four adults and three children fell into the water. They are tourists from Łódź. All of them were pulled from the water safe and sound, the police officer said.

The yacht capsized, seven people, including three children, fell into the water KPP in Pisz, screen

She added that all the adults were sober, but only the children were wearing life jackets.

A water rescuer on how to effectively help the drowningTVN24

Police appeal for safety and common sense

In the season, Bełdany is one of the most popular among sailors and crowded Masurian lakes. The police appeal to people resting by the water for safety and common sense.

Main photo source: Masurian Volunteer Rescue Service

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