Seaman Falls Overboard, Drowns

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11/29/2011 9:37 AM
Category: News

A crew member on a Swedish tugboat anchored near the island of Hiiumaa fell overboard on the morning of November 28. He was found drowned a few hours later. 

The Police and Border Guard received the distress call at 5.35, wrote uudised.err.ee.

The helicopter team was sent out immediately and by 9:00 the body of the Swedish sailor was found. The sailor's body was later transported to Tallinn. 

The accident took place five nautical miles northeast of Hiiumaa on the Karl Erik tug, Urmo Kohv, spokesperson for the Police and Border Guard, said.

 

Ingrid Teesalu


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