Four people drowned in Norway last month

Photo: Audan Braastad / NTB


So far this year, 21 people have been drowned in Norway, according to statistics from the Norwegian Society for the Relief of the Sea (Redningsselskapet). In April, three men and one woman were drowned.

In April, two men in their 70s died in a leisure boat-related drowning accident in Tobedestran and Øygarden. A man in his fifties was found in the waters of Bergen, and a woman in his thirties was found dead in the waters of Oslo.

Of the 21 people who have drowned so far this year, 19 are men and 80% are over 40 years old. So far, there have been no drowning accidents involving children.

Redningsselskapet reminds people that underwater temperatures are still below 10 degrees Celsius in most parts of the country.

“Take care of yourself and others around the sea and water. If you are still unlucky and fall into the water, you need to calm down and lie on your back to control your breathing. You can decide how to save and get help, “said Tanja Krangnes, Head of Drowning Prevention at Redningsselskapet.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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