Kayaker drowns when getting sucked into a low-water dam

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Rafting on the Medveditsa River in the Tver Region turned out to be fatal for a kayaker from Dubna near Moscow - he drowned in front of friends who were shooting a video about the passage of the dam.

The tragic incident occurred the other day not far from the village of Upper Trinity in the Kashinsky District, where in the 1980s the only dam on the Bear was built, Tverigrad.ru specifies .

"I thought it would be worse, to be honest," the author of the recording admits after the kayaker quickly overcomes the hydraulic structure and starts to sail to the side.

He clearly hurried with the conclusions, because after a couple of seconds the kayak turned over, and Uncle Sasha, as colleagues call kayaker, began to be attributed to the dam. He tried his best to stay on the surface, but in the end the whirlpool pulled the athlete down. His body was later pulled out of the water.

"The apparent lack of experience and understanding of what can happen when passing through such a man-made obstacle. In such dams, a very powerful reverse undercurrent forms, and if a person leaves the boat, he is dragged under the sink. praised the published footage President "Tver Kayak Club" Mikhail Orlov.

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