In Russia, a former Crimean prosecutor decided to take part in a competition and drowned
Prosecutor of Chuvashia Andrei Fomin drowned during the traditional Chebswim swim on the Volga River in Cheboksary, the Baza Telegram channel reports. Fomin, 57, moved to Russia in 2020 from Crimea, where he worked as a deputy to the republic's "prosecutor" Natalia Poklonskaya, and then acted as her deputy when she was elected to the State Duma.
According to media reports, the prosecutor had to cover a distance of 2200 metres. Approximately halfway through (according to other reports, 150 metres from the shore), Fomin felt sick and began to drown. Rescuers pulled the unlucky athlete out of the water, but failed to resuscitate him.
According to the Mash Telegram channel, at the time of the swim, he was carrying a life buoy and wearing a wetsuit.