The man was swept by a wave.
In Ulyanovsk during a mass swim across the Volga “Connecting shore” of the drowned man. It is reported by the First ul portal.
In the water the swimmer became ill. Lifeguards noticed him motionless body for about 800 meters to go and pulled ashore, but to save the athlete failed.
Deputy Chairman of the regional government Sergey Kuzmin, in charge of sports and youth policy, said that the deceased 26 years old, he came from the city of Buinsk (Tatarstan). “Now is established the cause of the incident,” said the official. The circumstances of the incident will be monitored by law enforcement.
An eyewitness Irina told that the man was swept with a wave, and he began to choke. “He has no training in open water. He is a master of sports in swimming pool, swimmer,” explained the woman. According to her, in light of the athlete got up to four liters of water, and the ambulance due to traffic I reached the place about an hour.
She added that this year the race is organized poorly.
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