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Black water spots. 23 in Warsaw alone, 123 in Mazovia

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“Plaża Saska” on the right bank of the Vistula River was on the list of black water points, i.e. dangerous places, with a ban on entering the water. There are already 23 such places in Warsaw, and as many as 123 in Mazovia.

This year, over a dozen people have already drowned in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, and July and August are always the most tragic. – Statistics confirm that the largest number of accidents occur in unguarded and unknown places. Let us remember that holidays do not relieve us of rational thinking and following safety rules. Imprudence can cost us health or life – emphasizes Urszula Kierzkowska, councilor of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, chairwoman of the Law, Local Government, Security and Public Order Committee, quoted in the communiqué.

Since 2009, the self-government of the Mazowieckie voivodship in cooperation with the Provincial Police Headquarters zs. in Radom and the Capital Police Headquarters in Warsaw conducts a preventive action consisting in marking dangerous places – black water points.

Sergeant Maciej Stankiewicz from the River Police Station in Warsaw emphasizes that policemen carry out patrol and preventive activities in waters in the service area covering all flowing waters of the Warsaw garrison. – This is the Vistula River, but also the Żerański Canal, which is almost 18 kilometers long, and the Zegrzyński Lake. Thousands of Mazowsze residents rest here in the summer. The season is on. Since the beginning of the year, eight rescue operations have been carried out in the Warsaw area, five people have been provided with pre-medical aid, he reports

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This is how black water points are markedMazovian Marshal’s Office

“If someone sees such a board and goes to a guarded swimming pool, the action has passed the exam”

This year, for the first time, entities authorized to perform water rescue were involved in the identification of particularly dangerous places by the waters in Mazovia.

As Paweł Błasiak, president of the Water Volunteer Rescue Service of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship and president of the Capital Water Rescue Service, points out, it is not worth ignoring the signs. – How many people have avoided death in the water thanks to the marking of black water points, we will not know. But if someone sees such a board and thinks that for some reason someone put it in this place and goes to the guarded swimming pool, the action passed the exam – he points out. – It is also worth remembering that one of the elements of water safety is also polishing swimming skills and the proper use of measures ensuring this safety. Putting on life jackets and life jackets correctly saves lives.

Black water spots in MazoviaMazovian Marshal’s Office

This year, seven new black water points appeared in Mazovia.
Warsaw – 510 km of the Vistula River “Plaża Saska” on the right bank; Góra Kalwaria – 475 km of the Vistula river, left side in the area of ​​the wild beach at the tank crossing; Teodorów (Ostrołęcki district, Rzekuń commune) – ferry crossing on the Narew River (154 km); Płock – section along the quay from the Sailing and Motorboat Branch of PTTK “Morka” towards the “Naftoremont” conference complex in Płock (Vistula river); Gorzewo (Gostynin district, Gostynin commune) – Lake Białe, wild Klusek swimming pool, plot 368/4; Sochaczew – the Bzura River, the vicinity of the old Kulisiewicz mill next to the footbridge on ul. Staszic; Sochaczew – the Bzura River, the vicinity of the old Kulisiewicz mill from ul. Gawłowska.

There are 123 black water points in Mazovia. Most in the Ostrołęcki subregion – 24, Ciechanów – 23 and in Warsaw – 23 . The next in order are the following subregions: Siedlecki – 15, Żyrardów – 10, Warszawa Zachodnia – 9, Radomski – 9, Płock – 7 and Warszawa Wschodnia – 3.

Marking the body of water with a black point is tantamount to a ban on swimming. There are 23 such places in Warsaw:
510 km of the Vistula river “Plaża Saska” on the right bank; 500 km of the Vistula River “Naturist Beach” ul. Sitowie and ul. Rychnowska; 501 km of the Vistula river at ul. romantic; 512 km of the Vistula River, the beach on the right side by the Poniatowski Bridge, the so-called Poniatowka; 515 km of the Vistula River, the beach on the right side of “Rusałka”; Lake Balaton at ul. Abrahama/Nasypow; Lake Czerniakowskie at ul. Bathing; Lake Gocławskie, ul. United States; Kamionkowskie Lake in Skaryszewski Park from ul. Grochowska; Kamionkowskie Lake in Skaryszewski Park from al. Zieleniecka; Szczęśliwicki Lake from ul. Bielska; Szczęśliwicki Lake from ul. Dickens – from the side of the MZA terminus; Szczęśliwicki Lake from ul. Usypiskowa 17; Szczęśliwicki Lake from ul. Włodarzewska – from the side of the church; Szczęśliwicki Lake from ul. Włodarzewska – by the pier; Glinianki Sznajder, ul. Połczynska; Swimming pool at ul. Fr. Szulczyk/Napoleon Bonaparte (Aleksandów housing estate); The Vistula River, the beach at the height of the “Spójnia” club Wybrzeże Gdyńskie 2; Pond Cietrzewia from ul. black grouse; Pond Cietrzewia from ul. Dukatowa; Pond Cietrzewia from ul. watering cans; Pond Cietrzewia from ul. slopes of Pan Tadeusz; Water reservoir at ul. Dudziarska.

READ: At night she entered the Vistula River, she was swept away by a strong current.

Basic safety rules

· Swim only in bathing areas supervised by lifeguards. · Observe the bathing regulations. Follow the lifeguard’s remarks and recommendations. · Do not swim in water with a temperature below 14 degrees Celsius (optimal temperature is 22-25 degrees). · Do not sail during storms, fog and strong gusty winds. · Do not jump into the water when you are hot. Before entering the water, splash your chest, neck, head and legs to avoid thermal shock. · Do not jump into the water in unfamiliar places. This may result in death or disability. · Do not play in waterboarding other people using the water, pushing them into the water from the platforms. · Never swim after drinking alcohol or similar substances that affect decision-making and motor skills, · When swimming, pay attention to people next to you. You may find that someone needs your help. · Children should be under adult supervision at all times, even if they are not in direct contact with water.

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