The dramatic call was received on Tuesday evening by the duty officer of the Legionowo WOPR. In the waters of the Zegrze Reservoir, a water scooter drifted without a passenger. Rescuers and officers of other services were put on their feet. They combed the reservoir in the belief that they were fighting for human life. Meanwhile, it was only about human thoughtlessness.
– We always treat such reports very seriously. “Man under water” uses all available resources and resources, said Krzysztof Jaworski, head of the Legionowo Volunteer Water Rescue Service (WOPR). And this was also the case with this floating scooter near Białobrzegi.
Rooster on the roof, gas to the metal, several dozen people went to action
Immediately after the notification received at 7:46 PM from the Legionnaire fire brigade, the duty crew of the hikers set out. Immediately behind her are the crew on the sonar boat on standby. Both with full power of 100% motorized engines, pushing the throttle “to the top”. – We immediately notified the river police, which also sent their crew in no time – said the head of the Legionowo Water Volunteer Rescue Service.
Krzysztof Jaworski, along with two other rescuers, was quite far from the marina, they turned on the “rooster” in the car and – as soon as possible – moved to the place. Just like the friends of the Volunteer Fire Department from Kąty Węgierskie and Nieporęt, detached from everyday activities. And just like the firefighters from Legionowo, who moor their boat at the Woprowska marina, they immediately hurried on call.
Everyone started searching. Several dozen people, a lot of equipment and – counting slightly – 250 liters of fuel.
The helmsman and the passenger were “quietly drinking alcohol” on the beach
– We found the helmsman and the scooter passenger on the beach. They did not need our help, they consumed alcohol calmly – summed up Jaworski’s account. He added that the men carelessly told the rescuers that “they fell off the scooter and someone took them out of the water”. And someone else was supposed to take the scooter. They did not even intend to conceal the fact that they had such fun while drinking.
As the hot weather encourages people to relax by the water, the head of the Legion rider called for responsibility. It is best not to combine sunbathing and water sports with drinking alcohol.
– The decision to refresh yourself in water after drinking alcohol can be tragic – warned the WOPR rescuer.
The Volunteer Water Rescue Service in Legionowo – partly due to the specific nature of its service – engages in activities aimed at raising awareness of this danger in the place of intense weekend rest for the residents of the capital. Rescuers created, among others spot, based on the authentic story of the tragically ended bachelor party at Zegrze. The future groom, although rescuers took him out of the water a few minutes after receiving the call, unfortunately did not survive.
Main photo source: Legionowskie WOPR / Facebook