The Internal Affairs Department for Issyk-Kul region reported the details of the death of the journalist of Azattyk radio Ulan Egizbaev.
According to the department, on July 22, Ulan Egizbaev died as a result of an accident on the beach of Akun resort, located in Kara-Oi village.
«Individuals in social networks disseminate false information about the murder of Ulan Egizbaev in connection with his professional activities,» the report said.
To refute the rumors, the Department of the Interior Ministry informed about the details of the accident. On July 22, at about 2:30 pm, a message was received from the ambulance of the Issyk-Kul District Hospital that a 20-25-year-old Asian man drowned on the beach of Akun resort.
Previously, it became known that Ulan Egizbaev and his wife had a rest in Akun resort from July 9 to July 22. At about 11.00 am they handed over the keys from an apartment to the administrator and decided to have a swim before leaving.
A 10-year-old Kurmanbek and 14-year-old Kudaibergen told that they were selling sweet corn to vacationers on the beach of the resort. When they began to swim, they noticed in 20 meters from the dock a person, who was dipping and emerging again. The boys at first did not pay attention to this, having decided that the person was playing in water. But when they noticed that the man appeared on the surface of the lake, they immediately reported to adults on the beach.
«According to the 22-year-old resident of Kyzyl-Tuu village, as soon as he was informed by small children that a man was drowning in the lake, he and two adults entered the water and carried the body of the man ashore. The employees of the resort — a rescuer and a nurse came there, who provided first aid, conducted artificial respiration. However, all attempts to save the man were in vain. The body of the man was taken to the morgue of the district hospital,» the Internal Affairs Department commented.
Later, the sister of the deceased arrived at the hospital. She applied for a commission examination at the Bishkek Forensic Medical Examination Center. Accompanied by police officers, the body of Ulan Egizbaev was transported to Bishkek on the same day.
«All necessary investigative measures are being carried out to establish the cause of the death of journalist of Azattyk radio Ulan Egizbaev. The investigation is under the control of the Minister of Internal Affairs,» the Internal Affairs Department summed up.