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Citizen of Uzbekistan pushes a woman into a river in St. Petersburg, gets drowned while saving her life

In St. Petersburg, a drunk man pushed a woman into the Fontanka River, then tried to save her and got drowned, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the city department of emergency situations.

In St. Petersburg, a drunk man pushed a woman into the Fontanka River, then tried to save her and got drowned, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the city department of emergency situations.

The incident occurred at night on the embankment of the Fontanka River near house 96.

“The man, allegedly in a state of intoxication, threw the woman over the fence. Then he tried to catch her with special rescue means. Subsequently, he also jumped into the water. Before the arrival of the rescue units, the woman was taken ashore and handed over for examination by the ambulance crew,” the report said.

Divers were sent to the site to search.

“At 02:25 on February 16, divers of the search-rescue service found the body of the drowned man, a citizen of Uzbekistan (born in 1956). The woman, born in 1971, was admitted to the Mariinsky Hospital with hypothermia,” the department reports.

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