A 21-year-old foreign young man fell 6 metres from the quay onto the rocks. He is also known to have consumed alcohol and drugs before the accident.
A 21-year-old foreign man fell six metres from the quay at the Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) on the night of 3 August. His head was injured, and firefighters could only bring him up from the depths with a special stretcher. He was taken to hospital in a serious condition. RTL Híradó reports that he was partying with friends before the accident, and may have consumed alcohol and drugs.
Together, paramedics and firefighters secured the man to the stretcher who had fallen between the rocks. The firefighters then set off uphill with him. They received a call just after one o’clock in the morning.
“A man fell from the quay onto the rocks in the fifth district. To rescue him, firefighters from the capital’s downtown, the fifth district, were mobilized. They arrived within minutes and immediately started rescuing the man. They descended to him, put him on a special stretcher, brought him to street level, where the ambulance was already waiting for him,” said Péter Kolozsi, Deputy Spokesperson of the Metropolitan Disaster Management Directorate (Fővárosi Katasztrófavédelmi Igazgatóság).
According to information, the accident involved a 21-year-old foreign young man who was out with 4-5 friends before the accident. According to RTL Híradó, he had not only consumed alcohol but also drugs before they went to the Danube. There, it is not known why, he fell off the quay and fell several metres. As the Danube is low, he fell not into the water but onto the rocks. He was taken to hospital in a serious condition.
“A rescue unit from the central ambulance station was alerted to the scene. A young man suffered a head injury. My comrades stabilised his condition and took him to hospital,” said Dóra Méhes, Communications Officer at the National Ambulance Service (OMSZ).
The man was conscious throughout the rescue and is now recovering. The police have not opened a case.