Search continues in Kamchatka for tow-boat accident victims

The search continues in Kamchatka (a peninsula in the Okhotsk Sea) for the bodies of the tow-boat passengers who suffered an accident while trying to cross the Bolshaya River.

The search is hampered by unfavorable weather conditions in the south of the peninsula (wind speed up to 30 meters per second, rain/snow, strong waves in the Bolshaya River, Lake Bolshoye and the Okhotsk Sea), a spokesman for Kamchatka's emergency service reports.

The examination of the coastline and the right bank of the Bolshaya River (up to its very mouth) has brought no positive results so far.

On October 3, while trying to cross the Bolshaya River a passenger tow-boat carrying 14 people suffered an engine failure. Because of strong tidal waves the tow-boat was drifted in the direction of Lake Bolshoye. Only four people managed to come out alive. Later seven bodies were found and identified.