During a walk in an unauthorized place, a 29-year-old fell into the Chańcza reservoir in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. His life could not be saved. Two women staying with him, after making an attempt to save the man, needed help themselves.
The incident took place on Monday afternoon, near the Chańcza reservoir in the Staszów district (Świętokrzyskie). According to the junior aspirant Joanna Szczepaniak, press officer of the Poviat Police Headquarters in Staszów, preliminary findings show that three friends were walking in the area of the dam over the lagoon, in a prohibited place: a 29-year-old man and two 24-year-old women.
– At some point, the portable speaker fell out of the man’s hand, trying to retrieve it, he slipped on a steep concrete escarpment and slid into the lagoon and disappeared under the water – Szczepaniak said.
The women accompanying him started to help the man, but they themselves began to drown. They were helped by people staying on the lagoon.
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The search for the man lasted about 30 minutes, firefighters were involved in the rescue operation. As it turned out, the man was about seven meters from where he fell into the water, at a depth of more than three meters.
“Despite long-term resuscitation, the man’s life could not be saved,” the officer said.
Preliminary findings indicate that both the victim and the women were sober.
Main photo source: KP PSP Staszów