Rescue workers at Lake Unterschleissheim. © Water Rescue
A 23-year-old drowned on the evening of Whit Monday in Lake Unterschleissheim. He was bathing with the whole family. The seven relatives were cared for by the crisis intervention team.
Unterschleißheim - On Whit Monday, 29 May, a tragic swimming accident occurred in the evening at Lake Unterschleissheim. A father reported his 19-year-old son missing at 45:23 p.m. via an emergency call at the lake, according to the water rescue service. Major alarm.
Crisis intervention team looks after extended family
The young man's whole extended family was at the lake, parents, siblings, children; according to the fire brigade, Sudanese who have fled Ukraine. For the victim's family, a crisis intervention team was requested at the beginning of the operation to look after the relatives.
Large contingent including eight divers sets off in search
With the major alarm, the rescue forces of the water rescue service, DLRG, volunteer fire brigade, the rescue service and a helicopter were set in motion. They immediately began searching in and out of the water. A total of eight divers were deployed.
Around 20:45 p.m., an emergency doctor was able to determine only death
According to the water rescue service, the DLRG used its new hand-held sonar device "Aqua-Eye" to successfully locate the person under water, quite far out in the lake. Two divers from the Unterschleißheim volunteer fire brigade pulled the young man out. Unfortunately, however, any help came too late for the 23-year-old. Around 20:45 p.m., only death could be determined by an emergency doctor.
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All emergency services are very affected, says Markus Brandstetter, commander of the Unterschleissheim fire brigade
"This operation has made all rescue workers very affected, because the whole family was at the scene and we all feverishly tried to find the young man and still save him," says Markus Brandstetter, commander of the Unterschleissheim volunteer fire department. The fire brigade was one of the first to arrive at the lake with 27 firefighters. According to the fire brigade, a passer-by had observed the injured swimmer in the northern part of the lake when he could no longer hold on to the surface of the water and sank.
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Passer-by observes the accident and instructs the rescuers exactly
The passer-by had immediately made himself felt with the help of a safety vest and instructed the first arriving divers of the Unterschleissheim fire brigade in detail, so that at 20:04 p.m., 16 minutes after the alarm, the first diver could go on a targeted search. In the course of the operation, the search was intensified by the other water rescue units. A total of four boats and eight divers from various units were deployed and the rescue helicopter Christoph 1 provided support from the air. Nevertheless, any help came too late.
Water rescue warns: never swim long distances alone
The water rescue service appeals to all bathers to always observe the bathing rules. One of them is: "Never swim long distances alone." Circulatory problems or exhaustion can occur in people of any age group or physical fitness for different reasons. An accompanying person is able to call loudly for help in an emergency.
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