A 52-year-old died in the Traisen in St. Pölten on Sunday evening. The man is said to have drowned in the area of a weir, police said. As the water rescue reported, he had gotten into a so-called roller from which the St. Pölten could no longer get free. The 52-year-old had been out with his dog.
Dog returned alone
After the four-legged friend had returned to the Lower Austrian’s home address alone, the daughter filed a complaint. The exhausted German Shepherd had previously been pulled out of the Traisen by a 63-year-old, reported the state police directorate.
The executive, including a helicopter and two dog patrols, the FF St. Pölten-Ratzersdorf and the water rescue team were on the lookout for the Lower Austrian. The missing person was lifelessly discovered and recovered at 10.40 p.m. in the Traisen.
The Lower Austria Association of Water Rescue used the accident to once again point out the dangers in open water and when swimming.
Due to the rains in the past weeks, many rivers in the state are at a high water level. “Currents and natural rollers can thus become great dangers for swimmers.”