On August 26, a fisherman gave a signal to the Hunting reserve 'Studen Kladenets' about a drowning Griffon vulture in the Studen Kladenets Dam in the Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria. The Hunting reserve contacted a team of the LIFE project of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) "Egyptian Vulture New LIFE". The team was monitoring the species' nests near the area and responded immediately. From the hunting, reserve provided a boat and the search began. After about half an hour of inspecting the area, the bird was found and taken out of the cold waters of the dam.