In Göhren yesterday afternoon a 43-year-old man had an accident while swimming near the Göhren pier. A major search with lifeguards and several boats was immediately initiated – three helicopters were also used. One of them spotted something in two meters of water. At this point, divers were later able to recover the lifeless missing person. The emergency doctor could no longer save the 43-year-old man from Schwerin.
Resuscitation efforts to no avail
In Lubmin, a 71-year-old woman died in the afternoon while bathing. From the beach her husband had noticed that she was floating lifeless in the water. He pulled them out with the help of other beachgoers. But even in this case resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful. The woman died on the way to the hospital.
With four boats looking for a 20 year old
A swimming accident also occurred on the popular Schwerin beach in Zippendorf. According to police, the mid-20-year-old went to the beach in a group of young men and then went into the water. When he did not come back after a good half an hour, his friends alerted the rescue workers. The fire brigade was out on the water with four boats and after an intensive search actually found what they were looking for: the lifeless man was discovered in a water depth of five meters. At the same time, another man was rescued from the water elsewhere in the lake. According to the police, the two cases are not related.
In 2019, 21 people died in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
It is not the first bathing death in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania this year: A 72-year-old drowned on June 8th – also on Zippendorfer Strand. On the same day, a 77-year-old was also killed in the Baltic resort of Boltenhagen. According to the DLRG, a total of 21 people died in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s inland waters and in the Baltic Sea in 2020 – six fewer than in 2019.