Accident on the waters of the Mincio, in the early afternoon of today, 12 June. Around 13.30, near Borghetto, therefore in the municipality of Valeggio, a canoe trip had a tragic outcome for a man who drowned in an overturn. Overturning occurred at the height of the waterfall of one of the canals, 50 meters above the entrance to the river. Along with the deceased man there was another canoeist who was rushed to the hospital in Borgo Trento. Slightly injured, however, a passerby who tried to save the two men in the water.
Three emergency vehicles from 118 intervened on the spot: an ambulance, a car and a helicopter. And it was the helicopter rescue technician, lowered with a winch, who carried the lifeless body of the victim and the body of the canoeist to shore, who was then reanimated and taken in serious condition to the hospital in Verona.
The carabinieri of Volta Mantovana and the firefighters also participated in the operations. Two firefighters intervened, one from Villafranca and one from Verona, with a ladder truck, a saf vehicle and a helicopter. And it was the firefighters who saved the passer-by who jumped into the water to save the canoeists.