Yesterday, the successful Bosnian alpinist Armin Gazic died in an accident downstream from the Buna canals in the Neretva River, and his body was pulled out from the river in an action led by Goran Mitric.
It was established that Gazic was sailing in a kayak on an extremely dangerous part, and after the kayak hit the rock, he remained trapped in a siphon with a strainer under the place where the kayak overturned, Klix.ba news portal reports.
A siphon is a hole in a rock that slowly “sucks” objects, while a strainer is a place with the debris of trees that in combination almost never gives a chance of survival if a person gets stuck in it.
The two people who were with Armin managed to reach the shore.
Mountain rescuers have once again warned swimmers and kayakers of the deadly danger of siphons and strainers in the Neretva riverbed, which can be fatal even for experienced swimmers and athletes.