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Current within the Rhine – man desires to assist his spouse and is now lacking

A helicopter flies over the Rhine A helicopter flies over the Rhine

Emergency companies seek for a swimmer within the Rhine (archive photograph)

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“Swimming in the Rhine is life-threatening,” says the hearth division. On Sunday, a number of individuals had been swept up within the river. A girl close to Düsseldorf acquired into bother, her husband tried to assist and was swept away by the present.

MSeveral individuals had been swept away by the present within the Rhine in Düsseldorf on Sunday – one lady was critically injured and her husband is lacking. According to the hearth division, the girl had gone swimming within the river on Sunday afternoon. She was stunned by the robust present. Her husband and one other relative additionally jumped into the water to save lots of the helpless lady. They too had been caught within the present.

One of the helpers managed to flee from the water unhurt on the final second. The lady was later pulled out of the water by rescue employees, apparently lifeless. Emergency paramedics and emergency docs initiated intensive resuscitation measures and took the critically injured lady to a hospital. Her husband, who rushed to assist, remained lacking.

Rescue employees known as off the intensive seek for the person; his possibilities of survival had been slim, a hearth division spokeswoman stated early Monday morning. The couple's youngsters had been cared for by emergency chaplains on the banks of the Rhine.

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During the search, rescue groups from the helicopter noticed one other one who had apparently gotten into bother within the Rhine and was holding onto an object within the water. He was unhurt.

“Swimming in the Rhine is life-threatening,” warns the hearth division. “For example, dangerous whirlpools and currents often form on so-called groynes or groynes – gravel areas that protrude into the water. There are also strong currents in the shipping lane.” Even skilled swimmers typically come out properly under the purpose the place they entered the water.