Firemen on water land safely

Remember how two weeks ago we told you about the trip of eight firemen from Gyergyószentmiklós/Gheorgheni on a hand-made plastic bottle raft down all the way to Szeged in southern Hungary? Well, you’ll be glad to know that they made it safely in exactly the two weeks said the trip would take.

The team made the trip to raise awareness of environmental protection. Gavril Coșarcă, Alexandru-Adamache Casian, Zoltán Szabó, Claudiu Urzică, Csaba Czirják, Dan-Marian Cantea, Liviu-Vasile Platon and Adrian Mircea built the raft from 3,000 plastic bottles they collected with the help of the local community.

The Hargita County Fire Department announced their departure on its Facebook page two weeks ago, mentioning also that this is not the first trip of their adventurous colleagues. The firemen last year already accomplished a similar journey all the way along the river Olt from its headwaters area to the river Danube. The Fire Department also pointed out that all eight did the trip on vacation, not on taxpayers’ time.

Title image: Transylvanian firemen arrive to the south Hungarian town of Szeged on their home-made plastic bottle raft after an 800-km journey. (MTI/Tibor Rosta)

Author: Dénes Albert