The Father Died While Saving His Son From Drowning
Forty-year-old Igor Zivanovic, a Serbian citizen from the town of Simanovci in Vojvodina, died this morning in the Pula hospital due to drowning in Gortan Bay. The police informed about the death of a hospital patient around 12.30.pm.
Tragic is the epilogue of a dramatic attempt to rescue Zivanovic who jumped into the sea at about 12.15 pm on Thursday to save his 12-year-old son who fell from the rock to the sea. The father and son swam for some time, but the waves drove their father mercilessly to the rocks, and from the strokes he received injuries in the chest area.
The man swallowed a lot of seawater and at one point lost consciousness. Such, in an unconscious state, the great and powerful waves caused by the southwestern side, rushed to the shallows in Gortanova bay, from where the rescuers and bathers pulled it out. The man was alive but in one moment his heart stopped working, so the rescuers and two doctors who had found themselves on the beach began with his reanimation until the arrival of the ambulance, which continued with the reanimation of the next half hour.After being returned to life, the 40-year-old was taken to the General Hospital of Pula and placed at the Department of Anesthesia and Reanimation. The information we received from the hospital on Thursday was not optimistic. Although doctors did everything, Zivanovic died 24 hours after drowning in Gortan Bay. The twelve-year-old boy, however, spent in a hospital on observation and diagnosis due to a shock last Thursday.
Ignored The Ban Sign
The Serbian citizen was not the only one who died from the effects of drowning during Thursday and Friday when the weather conditions at sea were in Istria. On Thursday, a 30-year-old citizen of Lithuania drowned in Rovinj at about 17.10, and yesterday a 70-year-old Ukrainian citizen on the beach in the bay of Sacorgiana.A Lithuanian citizen went swimming in the Rovinj resort town to swim in the sea in spite of the set ban, ie a bathing sign that due to high waves, bathing is not allowed. After a while, the swimmers pulled him dead out of the sea, and the coroner, by examining the body, found that death had occurred due to drowning.The 44-year-old Slovenian citizen in Umag ignored the ban on Thursday for about 15 hours, which fortunately stayed alive. During the swimming, he swam the seawater and was given medical assistance, and on his own request he was transported by an ambulance to the hospital in Izola.The 70-year-old Ukrainian drowned yesterday at 8:20 am on the beach at Sacorgiana Bay in Pula, but we were unable to get more detailed information about that event during the day.
Bathers Caution in Croatian Istar
Because of the tragic events of the past days, the Istrian police advise bathers to choose a beach-bound beachfront beach where they are allowed to swim when choosing a beach.If the beaches are not secured by buoys, do not swim more than 100 meters from the shore, and use the arranged beaches where there is a rescue service. It is forbidden to swim in spaces that otherwise represent a watercourse. Do not jump into the sea from rocks and other places that are not designed for jumping or jumping is prohibited, police warn.