On Monday, a 50-year-old resident of Częstochowa drowned on an unguarded beach in Rozewie. His 22-year-old son was reported missing, and he also did not get out of the water. Over 200 people have already drowned in Poland this season. We remind you how to safely stay by the water.
Another tragedy on The Baltic Sea. A 50-year-old drowned at the entrance number 16 to the beach in Rozewie, said the press spokesman of the Maritime Search and Rescue Service, Rafał Goeck. – At 10.45 am we received information that the woman had disappeared from sight of two men, a husband and a son. They did not come back from swimming in the Baltic Sea. The services immediately began a rescue operation – he described.
The father drowned, the son did not sail – considered missing
Firemen, SAR rescuers, WOPR and the police were involved in the activities at sea and on land. A Navy helicopter joined the search. After about two hours, the rescuers managed to see the drifting body of a 50-year-old from Częstochowa. He was pulled ashore. Despite the resuscitation, it was not possible to save him.
– Until 4:15 PM we were actively searching for a 22-year-old man’s son. Unfortunately, we were unable to find it. He was declared missing, added Goeck. An investigation team under the supervision of a prosecutor and a forensic expert also worked at the scene.
The Puck Nasz Miasto portal noticed that the incident took place on an unguarded beach in Rozewie. At the nearby guarded bathing areas in Chłapowo and Jastrzębia Góra, a red flag was fluttering all day, informing about the prohibition of entering the water.
How is it safe to be by the water?
– Let us remember that the so-called reverse currents, which in many cases lead to tragedy, are very treacherous and particularly dangerous at the Baltic Sea. We call for special caution over water and the use of guarded bathing areas – said Sergeant Monika Mularska from the District Police Headquarters in Puck.
The Government Center for Security announced on Monday that 208 drownings were recorded in various areas in Poland from April 1 to July 25.
RCB reminds that the basic rules of safety on the water are:
– Swim only in designated areas
– Refrain from going into drinking water
– Do not run into the water when hot
By following these rules you can save your own life and that of your loved ones.
Main photo source: Maritime Search and Rescue Service