Schwerin/Rostock: water saver: high season on the Baltic sea coast

With the start of the holidays in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia rolls at the weekend, the next big trip shaft to the Baltic sea. The three Eastern countri

Schwerin/Rostock: water saver: high season on the Baltic sea coast

With the start of the holidays in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia rolls at the weekend, the next big trip shaft to the Baltic sea. The three Eastern countries are traditionally Western Pomerania, the most important source areas for the holiday's regions in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. For the expected onslaught on the coastal areas, the rescue forces are prepared there. The German life saving society (DLRG) has driven the occupation of the watchtowers of the maximum permissible strength of the high.

As DLRG-country spokesman Thorsten Erdmann said, and then daily up to 250 trained lifeguards on and in front of the 80 towers in use. Throughout the season of the DLRG for the supervised approximately 30 beach body sections in the North-East, around 1300 volunteers, including many students. One to four weeks of use, the stand this summer because of the Corona pandemic under special circumstances is continuing.

in Particular, the accommodation of the lifeguards was due to the prescribed spacing rules problematic. "But the local authorities have done everything possible," said Erdmann. The guard towers will worked because of the space requirements, some with smaller Teams. Nevertheless, the ability of rescuers to remain guaranteed, insured Erdmann. In addition, less bathers on the beaches are because of the not-yet-approved one-day tourists than in high season.

in addition to the DLRG, the DRC provides water rescue for safety on the beaches of the country. Lifeguard of the German red cross, according to the national Association of 14 sections of the Baltic coast, in the use, including Heiligendamm, Warnemünde, Zinnowitz and Ahlbeck. In addition, 53 of the bathing areas were monitored in inland lakes. In the season 2019 around 1400 lifeguards 144 made 000 volunteers awake for hours. In the main season every day, around 180 German red cross lifeguards would be needed, it said. The DRC had begun, regardless of the corona due to the low number of beach visitors in the beginning of may on the island of Usedom with the beach guard. Regularly the rescue service runs mid-may to mid-September.

in Spite of the usually dense monitoring network, however, are deadly when it hit the hole. In the previous year, according to the DLRG in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 27 people were drowned. 15 arrived in lakes and ponds lost their lives, eleven in the Baltic sea and in a river. Nationwide, 417 people, most of them in Bavaria (95) drowned in the past year, according to the figures.

dpa
Updated Date: 18 July 2020, 08:26

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