The driver and three passengers, including a five-year-old child, got out of the foreign car. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Irkutsk region, the incident occurred near Sakhyurta, near Cape Ulakhta. The Hyundai Creta driver headed for the lake, bypassing the official ice crossing. The ice broke ten meters from the shore.
The man will have to answer according to the law for the most serious violation. He will also have to bear the costs associated with lifting transportation from the bottom of Lake Baikal and pay a fine for violating environmental legislation, the department specified.
Rescuers also reported that, as a result of a sharp drop in temperature in the ice of Lake Baikal, a new pressure formed in the west of the island of Olkhon between the straits of Maloe More and Olkhon Gates in the area of the peninsula of Kobylya Golova and in the area of Cape Zunduk. There is a water outlet onto the ice and vast areas of open water.