Firefighters rescued the couple from Lake Medard. A strong wind overturned their sailboat


Firefighters brought the pair to shore, one crew member was taken over by the emergency services due to possible hypothermia. The second person from the sailboat remained at the lake, reported regional fire department spokesman Martin Kasal.

“A strong wind was blowing in the territory of the region, apart from this incident, firefighters intervened in six other wind-related cases – these were fallen trees,” he said.

Two teams of firefighters went to Lake Medard with a boat, following the path along the shore of the lake, they got as close as possible to the place where the overturned boat was on the surface.

“Then they put the boat on the water. There were two people near the overturned sailboat, firefighters pulled them out of the water and took them to shore. The firefighters then pulled the overturned boat to the shore,” added Kasal.

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