Many bathers to Lockdown: DLRG expected to more drowning accidents

A summer swimming trip can quickly become a nightmare if someone needs help and there's no Savior here. In the past year are drowned, according to Figures of t

Many bathers to Lockdown: DLRG expected to more drowning accidents

A summer swimming trip can quickly become a nightmare if someone needs help and there's no Savior here. In the past year are drowned, according to Figures of the Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft (DLRG) 417 people in Germany. This includes people who were rescued later, however, the consequences of the accident died is yet to come. Even if there are for this summer, still no Figures, feared the DLRG, that after the Lockdown, significantly more people flock to the seaside resorts than usual and the number of Drowned will rise in consequence.

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"the task of The police is to make the free time of people on and in the water," says the President of the company, Achim Haag. "The fulfillment of this task is more difficult in terms of the current conditions certainly, but not become impossible." At the weekend there had been several Although in Germany. In baden-württemberg, Obermarchtal drowned a 30-year-old man at a bachelor party in the river Danube. In Hanover, a five-year-old girl in the Märchensee died in a lake in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hückelhoven came an eleven-year-old lost his life.

In recent years, the number of Drowned in Germany varied between 400 and 540. According to a spokesman for the DLRG, the number is greatly on the weather in the summer months, depending on: "A beautiful summer is a bad summer. This means a lot of work and, unfortunately, many drowning deaths.“ Most of the accidents happen according to the DLRG in unguarded inland waters. Last year was a result of about 87 percent of all drowning accidents or death. In contrast, drowned at the German coast 23 people areas. One reason for the relatively low number of the constant presence of lifeguards that supervise during the day, the bathing places on the coasts of is. In 950 cases, the lifeguards of DLRG in time to save the Person from Drowning.

With concern, you look at the DLRG, the development of swimming skills in the population. During 2005 could not yet swim, two out of three children under the age of ten years, there are now only 41 percent. It will become increasingly difficult, swimming lessons, because every fourth primary school have no access to a swimming pool. The DLRG is with 1.8 million members is the largest voluntary water rescue organization in the world. In this season of 47,000 volunteer lifeguards waters to 1200 Free and in 1350 swimming pools in use.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 13:20

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