The body of a 78-year-old woman has been recovered from the Enns River in the Linz-Land district. The woman’s identity was confirmed on Saturday following the discovery of her body. However, it is still unclear how she died, and an investigation is currently underway.
According to reports, the woman was rescued from the river by the fire brigade on Saturday morning, approximately 200 meters downstream from the Enns Bridge in the border area with Lower Austria. Despite attempts to resuscitate her by the Red Cross paramedics and the emergency doctor, the woman could not be revived and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The police have confirmed that an autopsy has been ordered by the Steyr public prosecutor to determine the cause of death. At this time, no further information has been released regarding the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.
This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of the Enns River, which is known for its fast-flowing currents and turbulent waters. In recent years, several accidents have occurred on the river, including drowning incidents and water-related accidents.
The local authorities have urged caution to those using the river for recreational purposes, warning of the dangers of swimming in open water without proper supervision and equipment. Additionally, they advise that individuals should always inform others of their planned route and expected time of arrival before venturing out onto the water.
The recovery of the woman’s body has been a somber reminder to the community of the importance of water safety and the potential dangers of the Enns River. The police and local authorities are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
In times like these, it is important to remember the impact that such incidents can have on loved ones and the wider community. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the deceased during this difficult time.