On August 19 the disaster response team of the Armenian Red Cross Society, which was on duty at the public beach of Lake Sevan, witnessed a car accident and immediately responded to the incident.
The volunteers warned that the gas pipeline should be closed to avoid gas leakage.
The driver with an open leg fracture was given first aid: the bleeding was stopped, the limbs were immobilized. Upon the arrival of rescuers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, volunteers helped to transfer the victim to their car on a stretcher. One of the volunteers of the Armenian Red Cross accompanied the victim to the Sevan hospital to monitor his condition on the way.
While some of the volunteers provided first aid, others provided psychological first aid to the witnesses.
Around 21:00, 28-year-old Sarkis K. was driving his Opel Astra along the 66-km section of the Yerevan-Sevan-Ijevan highway, under unknown circumstances, left the traffic lane, collided with the iron barriers of the gas pipeline and about 30 m rolled over and ended up on the shore of Lake Sevan.
The disaster response teams of the Gegharkunik, Tavush, Vayots Dzor, Syunik, Ararat, and Yerevan regional branches of the ARCS, together with the Gegharkunik regional rescue service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, are on duty at three public beaches of Lake Sevan in July-August, providing first aid to vacationers if necessary. The FA service is implemented in the framework of cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross.