Police Three swimmers over the age of 70 died on Friday night in Eastern Finland

In all cases, bystanders or whistleblowers had gotten the swimmers ashore, but they were found dead on the spot.

Savon A total of three swimmers over the age of 70 died in the area on Friday night, says the Eastern Finland Police Department.

According to a police bulletin, in all cases those who reported to the emergency center or bystanders had been allowed to be ashore in the water. They had nevertheless been found dead.

A 78-year-old local man died in Rantasalmi, Southern Savonia. An 82-year-old woman also died in Sulkava in Southern Savonia. In Leppävira, in the southern part of the province of Pohjois-Savo, an 84-year-old woman from Keitel died.

The police, rescue services and first aid received the first report of a person who went swimming and died in the water before eight o’clock in Rantasalmi. A similar case was reported from Leppävirta before nine and from Sulkava before half past ten.

Police will continue to investigate each case as a cause of death investigation.



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