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Family capsizes with jet ski: all three people saved

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An ambulance is ready. Photo: Jens Kalaene/zb/dpa

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A family of three capsized on Wednesday with a jet ski on the Rhine near Xanten. She was able to reach the bank area on her own, but her motorized vehicle continued to drive uncontrolled and collided with a Rhine ship, as reported by the fire brigade. The police wanted to find out how the accident happened.

A family of three is on Wednesday with one jet ski capsized on the Rhine near Xanten. She was able to reach the bank area on her own, but her motorized vehicle continued to drive uncontrolled and collided with a Rhine ship, as reported by the fire brigade. The police wanted to find out how the accident happened.

The three people were from the jet ski in the Rhine fallen and then independently reached the bank area. According to the fire brigade, it was initially not clear which side they were on – left or right of the Rhine. Therefore, several units of the fire brigade, as well as fire boats and a rescue helicopter were dispatched. The people were then examined by paramedics. According to police, they were fine.

the fire department urgently warned against looking for cooling in the Rhine. In view of the treacherous currents and whirlpools, this is life-threatening. Swimming in quarry ponds should also be taboo. It is only allowed if there is a swimming supervisor.

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