The search for a 27-year-old man who fell into the water after a boat capsized on Lake Skarlińskie on Sunday is underway. One of his companions is dead, the other swam to shore on his own.
– Search activities will be resumed on Wednesday – Asp. Ludmiła Mroczkowska from the police in Nowe Miasto Lubawskie. As previously reported by the police, On Sunday noon, a rowing boat capsized on the lake, which was sailed by three men aged about 30 years. One of them swam to shore on his own. The second was pulled out of the water by bystanders – he was unconscious and, despite resuscitation, died in the hospital.
They selected the place, but did not find the person they were looking for
The search for the third – 27-year-old – who disappeared under water, has been ongoing since Sunday. They are interrupted before nightfall and resume every morning.
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Police officers and firefighters of the State Fire Service, including specialized water and diving rescue groups, as well as several units of the Volunteer Fire Brigade and the fishing brigade participate in the activities on the lake. The lake was searched using motor boats, drones and sonar.
Spokesman of the Warmian-Masurian fire brigade senior captain Grzegorz Różański informed PAP that on Tuesday, based on the analysis of sonar readings, a place was selected about 50 meters from the shore at a depth of 5 meters, where the diver went under the water, but did not find the person he was looking for. According to the preliminary findings of the police, the men on the boat at the time of the incident were under the influence of alcohol and were not wearing life jackets. They came to the lake from the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship for the May weekend. The circumstances of the incident on the lake will be clarified by the prosecutor’s investigation.
Main photo source: KPP Nowe Miasto Lubawskie