29 year old woman dead after struck - Diessenhofen, Switzerland

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DandyDon

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29-year-old diver recovered dead from the Rhine
29-jährige Taucherin tot aus Rhein geborgen
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DIVING ACCIDENT ⋅ In the Rhine near Diessenhofen TG, a 29-year-old diver was rescued from the water on Sunday after a search. She had previously been reported missing.

The message that a diver was missing in the Rhine near the Wiffe 74 at the height of Diessenhofen was received by the cantonal emergency call center shortly before 10.30 a.m., according to a statement from the Thurgau cantonal police on Sunday.

After a large-scale search initiated by the Thurgau canton police, divers of the maritime police were able to rescue the lifeless woman shortly after 11.15 a.m. in front of the Rhine bridge. The emergency doctor could only determine the death of the 29-year-old Swiss woman.

The search involved the maritime police of the Thurgau canton police, the Schaffhausen water police, the Diessenhofen Rhine rescue service, the German Life Saving Society and a helicopter. The exact circumstances will be clarified by the Thurgau canton police. (SDA)
 

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Taucherin stirbt nach Zusammenstoss mit Kursschiff

Clarification from the authorities today: The woman was part of a dive group. She collided with a ship which was on a regular trip schedule. She died from the injuries out of this collision. According to a spokesperson from the shipping company, the boat crew noticed divers close to a regular stop on their route. Although raising an alarm onboard they could not prevent the collision with the diver. The boat crew is shocked and supported by a care team. He also mentioned that they did not receive a notification about a dive group in advance. Dives on this stretch of the river require a permit so the shipping companies are aware of divers. According to the spokesperson there seems to be no permit so also no notification.

Here a link so you have a idea of the size of ship we are talking about: Flotte

The regular service is paused during winter and only resumes in April. So it might be possible that the group was not aware of the fact that the big ships are in service from April 2.
 
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Dives on this stretch of the river require a permit so the shipping companies are aware of divers. According to the spokesperson there seems to be no permit so also no notification.
Thanks for the update. Horrible experience for all.
 
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