A Styrian man died in a pond near Feldbach yesterday afternoon (Tues). The 58-year-old was already dead when a doctor and paramedics arrived at the lake in Riegersburg. Witnesses told the police he swam to the middle of the public bathing pond before he drowned. Medics did not manage to resuscitate him.
Young speeder jumps into lake
A minor road-rager tried to flee from police by leaping into an ice-cold pond.Traffic police took up the chase of the 14-year-old moped rider after other motorists complained about his speeding and erratic driving style in Bad Goisern, Upper Austria, on Wednesday. The teen whose souped-up moped was not licensed eventually jumped into […]
Fox stuck on floe saved
Styrian fire-fighters rescued a fox trapped on an ice floe floating in the middle of a pond this morning (Fri).Officials in Wartberg said the local fire brigade used a canoe and a fishing net to bring the distressed animal to safety.Tourists enjoying the slopes informed lift operators after spotting the fox erratically going round in […]
Elderly man drowns spending a penny
A pensioner has died after he slipped while spending a penny close to a riverbank.Police in Peggau, Styria, said today (Tues) the 68-year-old had probably lost his balance while relieving himself on top of an embankment at the local Hammerbach creek.The mans body was discovered floating in the 40-centimetre deep water by a pedestrian last […]
An elderly woman has died in a lake after her car was hit by another vehicle when she backed out of a parking space.Hallein police chief Paul Pirchner announced today (Fri) the woman failed to stop her VW Golf from ending up in the Wiestal reservoir after it was rammed by a 52-year-old male driver […]