Rescuers found the bodies of three tourists from an overturned boat in Karelia. This was announced on Sunday, September 25, by the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the republic.
“Employees of the specialized fire and rescue unit found the bodies of three missing tourists,” the report says.
To search for the missing, 33 people and 13 pieces of equipment were involved.
This brings the death toll from the incident to four.
After the incident, investigators from the region opened a criminal case, the republican prosecutor’s office took control of it.
A day earlier, a passenger boat capsized in Karelia due to a strong wave. According to preliminary data, there were seven people in the boat, including a five-year-old child. Only four of them managed to get to land on a boat, the ship washed ashore near the village of Gorka. One man died on the way to shore. Three victims were taken to the hospital, one passenger was diagnosed with frostbite of the legs.
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