In Latvia Today, 09:10, VUGD rescues a person lost in a swamp in Aizkraukle county; A dead person is pulled out of the river in Rezekne

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In the Aizkraukle district, on Thursday, employees of the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) rescued a person who was lost in a swamp.

A swamp after a fire.  Illustrative image
A swamp after a fire. Illustrative image Photo: Shutterstock

In the Aizkraukle district, on Thursday, employees of the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) rescued a person who was lost in a swamp.

At 4:19 p.m., firefighters and rescuers received information that a person was lost in the swamp in Daudgese parish of Aizkraukles district.

While surveying the territory with a drone, the rescuers were moving around the territory, a person was found and rescued.

Also, at noon yesterday, a call was received to Saunas Parish of Preiļi County, where a traffic accident had occurred – a collision of two trucks.

The rescuers, using hydraulic tools, freed the man who was trapped in the cab of the truck and handed him over to the Emergency Medical Service medics.

A dead person was pulled out of the river in Rezekne

Last day, the employees of the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) pulled out a dead person from the river Rēzekne. The dead person was handed over to the State Police.

In the past 24 hours, VUGD received 80 calls – 38 for extinguishing fires, including 12 for extinguishing forest fires and seven for extinguishing forest fires, 28 for rescue operations, but 14 calls were false.

Seven forest fires were extinguished in the past 24 hours

In Ādažu parish of Ādažu county and on Silikatu Street in Riga, a one-hectare forest cover burned.

As the fire danger remains high in the forests, firefighters are urging people to exercise caution when using an open flame in the forest, as even a small spark can cause a devastating fire.

Also, during the past 24 hours, firefighters also rushed to calls where a bundle and bushes were burning, food left unattended on the stove, garbage, a bundle, refrigerators, a car, a garden house and a pile of leaves, an unmanaged building.

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