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Details of incident 89

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Date 1897
Location near Dassow, Germany
Water Temperature 4C
Boat(s) involved 4+
Boat Construction pre 1900 boat, open wooden construction
Outcome Two dead 
Description Rowing tour. While at target location, wind & waves increased. Still, rowers decide to trust their boat and left for home. Soon the boat swamped, got unrowable but did not sink. The crew was forced to stay with the boat and await the boat drifting towards the shore. Upon landfall, one rower ran for help.


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