The DRK water rescue season ends with 22,500 hours of service

Swimming – Rostock : The DRK water rescue season ends with 22,500 hours of use

A lifeguard from the German Red Cross (DRK) observes the bathers. Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archive (Photo: dpa)

Directly from the dpa news channel

Rostock (dpa / mv) – This year’s season of the DRK water rescue service on the Baltic Sea beaches around Rostock is over. The DRK district association announced on Friday that the buoys had been caught and the rescue towers were on their way to winter quarters. From May to September, more than 200 lifeguards monitored the beaches on 12 towers in Rostock-Warnemünde and Markgrafenheide. The volunteers from all over Germany and even from Switzerland had worked around 22,500 hours.

According to the information, they had to provide first aid 379 times. The rescue service had to be called in for 65 missions. The treatments were mainly for minor injuries. Especially at the end of the season, many bathers went into the water despite the red flag. In doing so, they not only risked their own lives, but also that of the lifeguards. Luckily everyone was saved.

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