Over 4,000 persons drowned in national bodies of water in 21 years

More than 4,000 people have drowned in Moldova’s rivers and lakes over the last 21 year. A number of 34 cases of drowning were reported so far this year and three of the victims were children. Rescuers call on the population to strictly obey the safety rules in water and close to bodies of water and to avoid places that are not outfitted for swimming and do not have lifeguard stations, IPN reports.

Swimming at night and in unfavorable weather conditions is banned. The persons are warned not to swim and not to drink alcoholic beverages before going into the water. Special attention should be devoted to the safety of minors during swimming.

In the municipality of Chisinau, ten of the 16 existing lakes have lifeguard stations. The responsible municipal authorities set up No Swimming signs near the six lakes that are not outfitted for swimming and do not have rescue stations.

According to the municipality, all the beaches near the lakes in Chisinau were disinfected and 35 beach chairs were placed in the renovated area in the Park “La Izvor”.

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