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Man receives life-saving first assist after rafting accident – NRK Innlandet – Local information, TV and radio

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Man receives life-saving first assist after rafting accident – NRK Innlandet – Local information, TV and radio

Emergency providers had been notified of the accident simply earlier than 1pm on Wednesday.

– Someone should have fallen from the raft and went down with Sjoa, operations supervisor Per Solberg informed NRK.

This individual was discovered a ways down the river the place he fell. He was taken away by firefighters.

Life-saving first assist was began on the scene, however the life couldn’t be saved.

There was a gaggle of 12 folks driving in Sjoa on Wednesday afternoon. There had been seven folks within the boat that capsized.

Photo: Even Lusæter / NRK

A overseas journey companion

The man who died was a foreigner, there was a gaggle of foreigners who had been driving collectively on Wednesday afternoon.

This group consisted of 12 folks. There had been 7 folks within the rafting raft that overturned.

It relies upon VG Operations supervisor Solberg estimated that the person was within the river for greater than quarter-hour.

According to Yr, it’s about 7 levels within the space and it rained on Wednesday afternoon.

A rafting accident occurred on the Sjoa river in Nedre Heidal within the municipality of Sel.

High water move

The river Sjoa stretches between the municipalities of Sel and Vågå in Gudbrandsdalen and is repeatedly used for rafting by each skilled gamers and personal people.

The Sjoa is thought for being one in all Europe’s finest rivers for rafting.

Stein Erik Gaustad is the supervisor of Sjoa River Rafting corporations, which set up rafting journeys on the well-known river.

On Wednesday, the water within the river was so excessive that they may not get out of the water.

– Sjoa is a quick altering river. Then it is essential to contemplate that, says Gaustad.

– Like immediately, there was a really excessive water move within the river, it was too excessive for the rafting firm right here within the village to have the ability to exit on their very own.

Stone Erik Gaustad

Stein Erik Gaustad is the supervisor of Rafting corporations on the Sjoa River.

Photo: Even Lusæter / NRK

Several deadly accidents within the river

This will not be the primary time that there have been deadly accidents on this river associated to rafting.

– Unfortunately, it is a message now we have obtained earlier than right here at Sjoa. It additionally exhibits that Sjoa is a river that have to be taken critically, mentioned Gaustad.

In August 2022, a Czech man in his 20s died after a raft capsized in Sjoa.

In 2010, 4 folks died in a river rafting accident. After the accident that killed many individuals they believed that measures must be taken to stop additional accidents. At that point the police mentioned no.

In 2010, NTB made a abstract of deadly accidents within the river. It confirmed that a minimum of 16 folks died in reference to water works between 1989 and 2010.


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