Worst weekend of the year for drownings
PR dla Zagranicy
As many as 41 people drowned in Poland between Friday and Sunday night, marking what has been the worst weekend of the year for such deaths.
Search for two missing children along the River Vistula, Kobylnica. Photo: PAP/Jakub Kamiński
Prior to the weekend, the largest death toll this season had been recorded on 14 June, when 8 people died.
Tragically, that record was broken on two consecutive days, with 11 people drowning on Saturday and 26 on Sunday. Four more perished in the same way on Friday.
Poland has seen a heat wave in recent days, and police spokesperson Iwona Kuc hastold Polish Radio that most often alcohol was connected with the deaths.
Police had issued warnings about the risks prior to the weekend, stressing the dangers of entering the water too fast, and of alcohol consumption.
Since 1 May, over 120 people have drowned across Poland. (nh)
Source: IAR, RMF FM