Seven people drowned in Norway in November

Sea rescue - drowningPhoto: Geir Olsen / NTB

Five men and two women died in drowning accidents in November. So far this year, 76 people have drowned in Norway, the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue’s drowning statistics show.

At the same time last year, 82 people had drowned. That is a decline of 8%, with one month left in 2021.

Several of the drowning accidents received a lot of media attention. 37-year-old Jacob Opheim died in the hospital after he tried to save a child who fell into the sea from a jetty on Karmøy. The child survived after being rescued by surfers.

The 57-year-old Youtuber Tor Eckhoff, known as “Apetor,” lost his life after falling through the ice in Kongsberg.

61-year-old Ben Wikøren, who worked at the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue for over 30 years, was found dead outside Tanager in Rogaland. He was reported missing after going fishing for lobsters. 

A man in his 30s was found lifeless in the sea just outside the center of Stavanger. An elderly woman was found dead in the sea at Nesodden, and an adult woman was found dead in the Nidelva in Trondheim at the end of the month.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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