Dane drowns in boating tragedy

A Danish citizen drowned after falling overboard on a yacht near Salacgriva port in northern Latvia, the BNS newswire learned from the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD).

On Sunday evening VUGD received a call that there was a yacht some three kilometers off Salacgriva port and a 65-year old man has fallen overboard.

Rescuers managed to reach the man on a boat and took him to medics, but medics did not manage to bring him back to life.

There was a 60-year old woman aboard the yacht, the man's wife, who sailed the yacht to the Salacgriva port.

So far this year there have been 60 drownings in Latvian waters. In 2014 as a whole there were 154.

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