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February 12, 2022, 13:07


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Specialists regularly measure the thickness of the ice, control winter swimming and fishing areas.

The capital’s rescuers have strengthened the control of safety on city water bodies due to the thaw, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Housing and Utilities and Improvement Petr Biryukov.

“Employees of the search and rescue service at water bodies are now working in an enhanced mode, patrols are being carried out on 26 modern hovercraft. Ice thickness is regularly measured in the waters of the Moskva River and inland waters, under special control – places of unauthorized access to the ice, winter swimming, fishing and skating rinks in natural waters, ”said the deputy mayor.

Petr Biryukov stressed that much attention is paid to preventive work. Rescuers conduct explanatory conversations with vacationers near water bodies, visit educational institutions.

“Thanks to constant preventive measures, it was possible to minimize the number of accidents on the water. In January, rescuers were involved in eliminating only one incident, when a man with a dog fell through the ice during a night walk along the Moscow River, they were promptly rescued,” said Petr Biryukov.

The head of the Municipal Economy Complex urged citizens to be more careful near water bodies and not to go out on the ice, which has become fragile due to sudden temperature changes.

Now in the capital there are 25 stations of the Moscow City Search and Rescue Service at water bodies, where almost 500 specialists work. More than 180 water crafts are equipped, including hovercraft. They are able to move both on water and on ice.

Recently, a unique airboat appeared in the arsenal of Moscow rescuers “Sever-650K”. It is intended for carrying out search and rescue operations, delivering specialists to the scene of an accident in water bodies, in swampy and flooded areas.

In winter, mobile rescue posts and a diving rescue vehicle are used to rescue people on the water.

Ice fishing is a delicate matter: safety rules on frozen waters

Seeing that a person has fallen through the ice, you should immediately report the incident to the rescue service by calling 101 or 112. The operator should report the incident, give the address and landmarks.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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