2019
WORLD ROWING
CHAMPIONSHIPS
25.08. - 01.09. - LINZ/OTTENSHEIM, AUT

Training incident

Official Announcement

Today, shortly after 1 p.m., a 33-year old Belarusian para-rower capsized during training on the Linz-Ottensheim rowing course. A rescue boat was right at hand and reacted immediately. When the lifeguard on board approached, the rower was still holding on to his boat but subsequently let go, sinking under water. The lifeguard lost sight and rescue divers were called in and started an extended search. The rower was found around four p.m., but was later declared deceased at the scene.

Any enquiries should be directed to the local authorities.

Landespolizeidirektion:
Michael Babl
+4359133401114