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Trzebinia. Drowning of a scuba diver at Lake Balaton. The circumstances of the death are being investigated by the police and the prosecutor

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When the 57-year-old did not surface for several minutes, worried friends pulled him to the shore. Despite resuscitation, the man died. The police are investigating the causes of death of a diver from Warsaw in the popular Lake Balaton in Trzebinia (Lesser Poland Voivodeship).

Tragedy on the Lake Balaton in Trzebinia. On Saturday, around 1 p.m., one of the scuba divers from the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, who arrived in Małopolska on the same day, drowned.

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Lake Balaton in TrzebiniaJanusz Gawron, visitmalopolska.pl

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Police: The diver’s equipment will be examined

According to the police, the 57-year-old from Warsaw prepared his suit and other equipment just before entering the water. Initially, he entered a shallow depth.

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– He was an experienced diver, he had a series of dives. He went under the water. When he did not leave, after about two or three minutes, his colleagues and witnesses pulled him out of the water to the shore – reports junior inspector Sebastian Gleń, press officer of the Lesser Poland police in an interview with tvn24.pl.

The ambulance crew tried to resuscitate the man, but to no avail. The diver died. The causes of the tragedy are now being investigated by the police under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office. – At the request of the prosecutor, the equipment used by the 57-year-old was secured for research – emphasizes Gleń.

Balaton is a popular holiday destination for the inhabitants of Trzebinia, the surrounding towns and tourists. The reservoir is located almost in the very center of the city, it was located in a sunken quarry closed since the 1960s. As the City Hall in Trzebinia informs on its website, in 2018 suspended pools and platforms with safe descents to the water were installed at the shore of the reservoir, and a wide beach with wooden deckchairs was also arranged.

Main photo source: Janusz Gawron, visitmalopolska.pl

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