Heroic Firefighter Dies in Attempt to Save Family from Flood

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jun.02 - 2024 9:53 AM CET

Photo: Wiki Commons
Photo: Wiki Commons
A 42-year-old firefighter tragically lost his life while trying to rescue a family from devastating floods in southern Germany.

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In the midst of severe flooding across large parts of southern Germany, a brave 42-year-old firefighter's life was cut short.

He and three fellow firefighters had embarked on a rescue mission in Bavaria to save a family stranded by the rising waters.

The incident, reported by the German news agency dpa, occurred as many areas declared states of emergency due to the unprecedented water levels in rivers, leading to widespread evacuations.

Deadly Conditions and a Fatal Turn

Late Saturday night, the team set out in a rubber boat amidst the chaos of torrential rain and storms.

Tragically, the boat capsized, resulting in the firefighter's untimely death. His three colleagues survived the ordeal.

The relentless rain and severe weather conditions have wreaked havoc on at least ten locations in southern Germany, with heavy downpours continuing into Sunday.

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