26 August, 2019

Drowning toll rises in Poland amid warm spell

A total of 211 people have drowned in Poland since the beginning of June, according to the Government Centre for Security (RCB).

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Eleven of the victims lost their lives over the weekend, when warm weather encouraged bathers to take a dip.

The authorities have appealed to Poles to choose bathing areas patrolled by lifeguards and never swim after consuming alcohol.

They also cautioned people not to recklessly jump into the water without first making sure it is safe.

Last year 545 people drowned in Poland. Alcohol was a factor in 126 of the incidents.

(pk)

Source: PAP

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