Hanover (dpa / lni) – In Hanover, a young man drowned in the Ihme on Tuesday evening. Divers rescued the man from the river after about an hour, according to the fire department. The victim was said to be between 20 and 30 years old.
Two paddlers saw the man try to cross the river twice, a fire department spokesman said. When he had trouble swimming on the way back, one of the two women jumped into the water to help the man. However, the man tore himself free and went under. The women then alerted the fire brigade, which is looking for the man with divers and three boats. “It was a very tragic situation. Because it’s a river, the divers couldn’t find the man right where he went down,” said the spokesman. Emergency services tried to revive the man, but without success.
The man had apparently been with friends at the Ihme, as the fire brigade announced. However, there was no trace of them when the emergency services arrived. Police are now investigating whether they had anything to do with the accident.
A week ago a man drowned in the river. It was allegedly a 32-year-old man who tried to swim across the river to escape from the police.
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