emergency workers assisted the 40-year-old woman who became ill after the Epiphany bathing. In the Department of civil defence, emergencies and fire safety of the city of Moscow said that the lifeguards who were on duty near the baptismal font, I noticed that the woman gets along. They immediately picked up it under hands, brought ashore and handed over to the medics for assistance. The woman told doctors that she felt dizzy.
the Incident occurred in the Holy lake in Kosino in Eastern Moscow. This body of water has become the most popular for fans of the Epiphany bathing. In second place is the pond in Sokolniki Park, the third – Zaton in Strogino and a Large garden pond in Timiryazevsky district.
By 10 a.m. Sunday, more than 80 thousand people plunged into the baptismal font of Moscow and the nearest Moscow suburbs. Epiphany bathing will be held and continue until the end of the day. Rescuers and doctors will continue to watch the official fonts.
all in All, the day of Epiphany in the festive events in the capital region was attended by about 2.1 million people, said the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Irina Wolf. Order and security at almost 9 thousands of events provided over 41 thousand police officers. Also in order to provide military personnel was involved of Regardie, representatives of private security organizations, voluntary national teams and public formations. Violations of public order is not allowed, said the Wolf.
the Epiphany is one of the main Christian holidays. It is celebrated in the night from 18 to 19 January. On this day, believers remember the baptism by John the Baptist in the Jordan river of Jesus Christ.
For believers in the capital organized nearly 50 bathing areas in the suburbs the number of sites exceeded 200. All work heated changing rooms, special approaches and descents to the water, the safety of citizens will provide police, ambulance, rescuers and volunteers.
it is Expected that this year in a mass bathing will take part about 200 thousand people.