An overturned raft and the drowning of two people are being dealt with by the police as a negligent death
“Benešov police officers have initiated criminal proceedings for the crime of negligent death. The perpetrator is still unknown. All the circumstances of the case are still being investigated, “said Barbora Schneeweissová, Beneš’s police spokeswoman, to iDNES.cz.
She confirmed that none of the patients was already in danger of death. However, they remain in the hospital for observation because they have been hypothermic.
One man from another raft rushed to the aid of the drowning, his body found by an rescuer after an hour of searching further downstream without any signs of life.
“The initial information was that people on the raft failed to enter the culvert, then they were pulled proudly across the weir and ended up under it in the water. When the units were used by the Sázava River, it was found that the witnesses of the events had pulled some people out of the water and were also trying, ”described Tereza Fliegerová, a spokeswoman for the Central Bohemian fire brigade.
Other drowning people, including adults and juveniles, can retreat to rescuing rescuers, firefighters and police. One teenage girl later died at the hospital.
A total of five ambulances and three helicopters intervened on the spot.
A spokesman for firefighters says there is currently a lot of water in the rivers, which may increase the risk for some weirs. “Please consider whether you have sufficient experience, monitor the current situation on weirs and rivers, and if you are unsure, you better wait for a more suitable time,” compare Flieger.
Blesk.cz addressed the head of the Boating School of Rescue, Petr Ptáček, who shed light on some details of the tragedy.
The rope broke during the rescue, the drowned man jumped into the river repeatedly
“The weir in Šternberk has a culvert in the middle and is very narrow. The raid was further complicated by a log resting on a goat and a weir crown. The already narrow raid was mostly made difficult by this. 50 cubic meters flowed through the river, which means increased flow, “Ptáček described for Blesk.
He added that the rafters were warned from the shore by the locals shouting at them not to go there. But they did not respect.
According to Ptáček, the drowned man is then a guide who accompanies the raft on a kayak. According to him, this young man jumped into the water three times.
Rescuing other drowning people was also complicated. According to Ptáček, the local people first tried to throw a rope into the river, but it broke and they had to improvise. “They borrowed a long rake from the owner of MVE and they attracted the drowning to the ascent ladders, which are in concrete vertical wings., “ portrayed for Blesk.cz Bird.