Between the balance sheet of the DLRG: More Badetote in Hessen

The number of Badetoten in the state of Hesse is increased. In the first seven months of this year killed at least 18 people, as the Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Ge

Between the balance sheet of the DLRG: More Badetote in Hessen

The number of Badetoten in the state of Hesse is increased. In the first seven months of this year killed at least 18 people, as the Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft (DLRG) announced on Thursday in Stuttgart. This was four more than in the same period of the previous year. "Three-quarters of the Badetoten were male," said the President of the Hessian state Association, Michael Hohmann. According to the data, 12 people in rivers, 5 lakes, and one in a Creek died. Among the Victims were two children.

nationwide, however, the Numbers were on the decline. So at least 192 people in bathing killed, 63 less than in the prior-year period came in the whole of Germany. A reason for the opposite Trend Hohmann also sees in the Hessian summer. So the weather was in the state of Hesse significantly better than, for example, in Bavaria and in the North sea.

The deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft (DLRG) warned, with a view to the upcoming heat wave in Hesse, before the Cool down and Swim in unguarded swimming areas and in rivers. "The Rhine and the Main river are Federal waterways, which is like a motorway," said the President of the Hesse regional Association of the Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft (DLRG), Michael Hohmann. "On a motorway, no-one goes for a walk, or shall, in addition, a sand box and let his children play there." The part already strong flow would be strengthened by the ships.

The current season standing due to the Corona-crisis under particular conditions. For one thing, many people would stay in this summer in Germany. In addition, the other would not have put up free baths due to the pandemic, either at all, or an inlet restriction. "The consequence of this is that many people rush to the unguarded swimming areas," said Hohmann.

Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 08:20

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