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Issyk-Kul rescuers receive new diving equipment

Issyk-Kul rescuers received new diving equipment and a motor boat by the beginning of the tourist season. The head of the Emergency Situations Department of Issyk-Kul region, Almaz Dyusheev, told 24.kg news agency.

The modern motor boat is equipped with a powerful engine and is capable of moving at a high speed.

In addition, employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations received a diving suit and equipment. When the cylinders are fully filled with oxygen, rescuers can stay under water for almost 40 minutes.

Three water accidents have been registered in the region since the beginning of the year.

«Last year, preparatory work took us a lot of time during visits to scenes. On the shore, before search for drowned, we had to look for boats or motor boats at the nearest health resorts to go to the lake. According to the instructions, three people must be in the boat during rescue operations. All the necessary equipment has already been tested in the water area of ​​the lake and proved to be excellent,» divers told.