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From Tallinn to Helsinki by swimming on July 1st 2013
Members of EuroRSA-European Rescue Swimmers Association will swim across the Baltic Sea from Tallinn to Helsinki as a relay swim starting on July 1st 2013. The goal of the deed is to draw attention to the critical state of the Baltic Sea and to raise funds for BSAG’s work to save the Sea. The task of swimming 100 km in the open sea is expected to take some 40 hours.
The helicopter crew and the rescue swimmers can see the state of the sea first hand and therefore can easily understand why it is important to act now for the Baltic Sea. The Finnish rescue swimmers also regularly help the Finnish Environmental Institute and researchers by taking pictures and samples. They are also the ones checking on the reported oil spills in the sea. For many rescue swimmers the sea is also important on their leisure time, so when EuroRSA introduced the idea to draw attention to the dire state of the Baltic Sea, it was easy to find enthusiastic swimmers to attend.
EuroRSA is an European association for helicopter rescue swimmers. The association already has members from 17 different countries. The main idea is to develop communications between nations to share information on all issues related to helicopter rescue. The brave swimming team consists of helicopter rescue swimmers from Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and Australia.
For more information contact:
Sami Ollila, EuroRSA ry, +358 50 522 0830, email@example.com
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