Foreign citizens, rescued by border guards from the waters of the Danube River

Romanian Border Guards during the surveillance mission, observed an inflatable boat with thirteen people, heading from Serbia to the Romanian bank of the Danube. Immediately, the naval crew from one of the Border Police boats intervened to intercept the boat.

Due to the unfavorable weather conditions (strong yellow wind code, high waves) the thirteen Afro-Asian citizens were in danger of drowning. From that moment, the border police started an action to rescue the people, who were brought safely to shore.

As one of the people complained of an illness, the ambulance service was requested, which was transported to the hospital for medical care, and her condition is currently stable.

Initial checks established that the persons concerned were citizens of Afghanistan, Iran and Syria, eleven adults, aged between 18 and 40, and two minors, aged 2 and 6, who had left the territory of Serbia in an attempt to fraudulently crosses the Danube river in Romania, with the help of an inflatable boat.