Employees of the transport police of St. Petersburg detained a swimmer who wanted to set the record for the swim in the Neva river, marked a group of kayakers.
As reported by RIA Novosti on Wednesday, July 26, a representative of the police press-service, the night before the patrol of the Saint Petersburg linear Department of internal Affairs of Russia on water transport was detained at Neve six people. One of them was a swimmer who had intended to set a record swim across the Neva river from the fortress Oreshek to the Gulf of Finland.
«However, this event was coordinated with the competent authorities», – said the Agency interlocutor.
According to the organizers of the swim, 35-year-old swimmer Alexey Seredkin started near the fortress Oreshek and 14 hours overcame 70 miles in 15-degree water. At the same time he was forbidden to rest at buoys, use a life jacket, to go ashore and stand on the bottom. Food the swimmer dumped accompanied his kayaking mates.
Note that the Neva is 74 km.