In June, six people lost their lives in drowning accidents in Norway.
“It is gratifying that the beginning of the summer has resulted in lower drowning figures than in previous years. But six drowning accidents is six too many, regardless,” Tanja Krangnes, head of drowning prevention at the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (Redningsselskapet).
In the first half of the year, 31 people died in drowning accidents in Norway, and two Norwegians drowned abroad.
88% of those who died this year are men. Three of the dead were children under the age of six.
In June, there have also been several accidents in which people have survived thanks to rapid intervention.
“Both children and adults have been rescued because vigilant people have seen the accidents and acted immediately,” Krangnes added.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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