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Two instructors killed while diving in Werbellinsee

German media are reporting a tragic accident that occurred on Sunday, January 31, in the Werbellinsee lake in northeastern Germany. On Sunday afternoon, a group of six divers began a dive in the lake. Their target was the wreck of a barge resting at a depth of 35 metres. Unfortunately, two of the divers did
Published: February 2, 2021 - 09:00
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 21:56
Two instructors killed while diving in Werbellinsee

German media are reporting a tragic accident that occurred on Sunday, January 31, in the Werbellinsee lake in northeastern Germany.

On Sunday afternoon, a group of six divers began a dive in the lake. Their target was the wreck of a barge resting at a depth of 35 metres. Unfortunately, two of the divers did not surface after the dive.

At 1.05pm, the other dive participants began searching for the missing two, and at the same time the police and fire brigade were also notified. The search ended with both accident victims found unconscious at the bottom of the lake in a place where it is only 6 metres deep.

After being brought ashore, rescuers immediately attempted resuscitation and the injured divers were then transported by rescue helicopters to hospitals in Berlin and Bernau. Unfortunately, despite all efforts and medical assistance given to them, both died.

According to local media reports, the victims are two diving instructors from Berlin a 49-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man. Their equipment was secured at the scene and their deaths are being investigated by the Barnim criminal police.

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Marcin Pawełczyk
Marcin’s journey with diving has been an adventure. Starting as a recreational diver, he soon found himself drawn to the fascinating stories and mysteries of Baltic wrecks. After gaining experience, Marcin decided to go beyond just leisurely exploration and took his training up a notch by completing the TMX course, allowing him to explore even deeper and uncover the secrets of inaccessible places. His next challenge has been cave diving, where he is honing his skills to become a certified diver. Not content to simply take in the breathtaking beauty of underwater life, Marcin has also embraced underwater photography since 2018, capturing stunning shots that bring these worlds alive for those who are unable to experience them first-hand. Marcin’s passion for the underwater has taken him far and is sure to continue doing so as he dives into new depths and captures breathtaking images.
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