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Warsaw. The current of the Vistula swept away the boat with the firefighters

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Saturday’s firemen’s exercises on the Vistula river in Warsaw ended with a dangerous incident. The current of the river swept away the boat with three rescuers on it. The boat stopped on a barge near Port Praski. The river police took the firefighters from the water.

The incident happened around 4.30 pm.

Place of launching the boat, near ŻerańArtur Węgrzynowicz, tvnwarszawa.pl

– Our rescuers, like every Saturday, practiced on the Vistula. They checked the boat, its technical condition. At one point, the current swept the boat away. She stopped at the bar footbridge under construction at Port Praski. It began to pull her under the barge. There were three firefighters on the boat. They were wearing vests, nothing happened to them. Rescuers were taken by the river police – informed junior asp. Bartosz Maciąg from the Municipal Fire Brigade Headquarters in Warsaw.

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As explained by the press officer of the fire department, the search for the boat is underway. It is not known whether it sank or was carried away by the strong current of the Vistula. It is possible that she stopped at the shore, in the bushes.

The Mariusz type boat was sinkingmsw.gov.pl

tvnwarszawa.pl, Contact 24

Main photo source: Artur Węgrzynowicz, tvnwarszawa.pl

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