A 37-year-old man from the Klagenfurt-Land district drowned in Lake Wörthersee on Wednesday afternoon. As the police announced in a broadcast, the man in front of Reifnitz (Klagenfurt-Land district) jumped from a pedal boat into the water. When the boat drifted away, the 37-year-old sank from exhaustion. He was brought ashore, but attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful.
Wind and waves
According to the police, the Carinthian was traveling with his 39-year-old partner and her eleven-year-old nephew in a pedal boat from Reifnitz in the direction of Krumpendorf. Around 3:30 p.m. in the middle of the lake, the man and child jumped into the water to swim while the woman stayed on the boat. However, the wind and waves drove the pedal boat so far that the two swimmers were no longer able to swim back to the boat.