On the lake in Karelia again looking for children a year after the tragedy at the Syamozero

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotoracconti of EMERCOM of Russia. Archival photoOn the lake in Karelia again looking for children a year after the tragedy at the Syamozero© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

A year after the tragedy at the Syamozero, where he drowned 14 children from summer camp, the Karelian rescuers are once again looking for Teens with overturned boats. Four young men and a girl went fishing on lake Ladoga, but were in the water, two of them managed to get to shore, others are looking for.

As told RIA Novosti source in the local administration, in the boat there were four young men and one girl around the age of 15-17 years. All of them are local — three from the town of Sortavala, and two of the nearest village. According to the source, the teenagers went on a fishing trip.

According to the regional GUMCHS, the boat with the children has turned over on Monday around 21.00 in the pitkäranta district in the Ladoga lake at the exit of the Bay Impilahti.

«The two teenagers managed to get to shore on their own. After survey by medical workers they have been delivered in TSRB of the city of Sortavala», — said in a statement GUMCHS.


To search for the three children joined 123 people and 27 units of equipment. To the scene immediately left the acting head of Karelia Arthur Parfenchikov.

Later, the number of search engines has been doubled. The search group of children overturned on lake Ladoga boats ratcheted divers and two helicopters Mi-8.

«The work involved the aviation of EMERCOM of Russia and the Republic of Karelia (two Mi-8). The composition of the group also includes diving group Specialized firefighting and rescue part of the Karelian and search and rescue services», — stated in the message of the regional cupola MOE.

SK Russia said that at the scene, investigators are working. «Turns out all the circumstances of the incident. Solves a question on excitation of criminal case», — stated in the message Department.

The anniversary of the tragedy on Samsara

Almost a year ago, on June 18 of 2016, children from the camp «the Park hotel «Syamozero» went along with the instructors on a walk around the lake. In the entire group was 51 people, four of them adults. When the storm began, two canoes with children carried out on the open water, and the raft with their comrades nailed to one of the Islands. Both canoes are capsized, killing 14 children born 2002-2004.

When the camp leadership were not informed of the incident operational service. The rescue operation began only on June 19.

In connection with the death of children on the Syamozero was instituted several criminal cases. Was detained the Director and staff of the camp, and also the head of the regional Department of Rospotrebnadzor Anatoly Kovalenko.

Paramedic Irina Shcherbakov, who did not believe the call, sinking on the Syamozero children, was sentenced to three years in prison suspended sentence before 14 th anniversary of her daughter. According to investigators, the day of the tragedy the woman was on duty. At this time, the hospital called the child and said that the lake turned over boats with children. Instead report the incident to the police and Ministry of emergency situations, the physician did not give the call value and even made information about it in the magazine.

Camp «Park hotel Syamozero» was closed.