Seven people drowned in Norway last month

Sea rescue ship - Klaveness MarinePhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB

Seven men died in drowning accidents in April, according to the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue’s statistics.

Four of the accidents occurred in connection with the use of a recreational boat, including personal watercraft. For one person, the cause is not known.

Two drowned after falling through the ice. So far this year, six people have died after falling through the ice – the highest number since 1994.

“A possible explanation may be that more people have been out during the corona pandemic,” Tanja Krangnes, section leader for drowning prevention at the Society for Sea Rescue, noted.

A total of 19 people have drowned this year, all were men, and 80% were over 60 years old.

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