What happened in Gelendzhik?

In the Network multiply messages about what happened during a sailing regatta in Noumea. Here is the official information transmitted by TASS:

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About 20 boats capsized on Monday during a sailing regatta in Noumea. Among the participants there were children from nine years, they are all saved. This was reported TASS the President of Federation of sailing of the Krasnodar territory Sergey Zakharov.

“There was a squall, the boat turned over, some children did not cope [with the office]. But now all on the beach. Now we check, is to do roll call. Children from the age of nine. [Turned over] boat probably 20,” said Zakharov, adding that all the participants were in special wet suits and lifejackets.

According to emergency services Noumea, information about the incident at the regatta arrived at 16:01 GMT. “Was information about the overturning of the boats now almost completed the rescue operation,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

As previously reported TASS the representative of the organizing Committee of the event, “start has already been given, the participants went out for five minutes up a strong wind,” which took boats into the waters of the sea.

According to the press service of EMERCOM in Krasnodar region, “the majority of the participants reached the shore, 10 boats are unable to reach the shore”. “The patrol boats that provided security of the regatta was organised to raise in court”, – explained in the Chapter. The dead and injured there.

A source in the emergency services of the region told TASS that four members of the regatta was in the hospital. “Four were hospitalized with hypothermia,” – said the source.

Vice-President of the sailing Federation of Krasnodar region Sergey Starkov told TASS that the competition will be continued after improvement of weather conditions.

Gelendzhik regatta is the all-Russian competition, it is attended by about 500 people. Its organizers – Ministry of sport of the region and regional Federation of sailing.

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