One missing in Lake Geneva, Switzerland

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DandyDon

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Google translation...

Diver not found despite long searches in Lake Geneva​

“I saw two divers come to the surface. I heard a diver was missing. The research is being carried out by the lake brigade.” A reader-reporter informed 20 minutes that a diving accident took place on Saturday morning off La Tour-de-Peilz (VD).
The Vaud cantonal police confirm the facts. “Three divers were visiting the wreck of the Hirondelle boat . One of them, a 48-year-old Swiss, domiciled in Valais, did not come to the surface,” said Florence Frei, spokesperson for the picket.

According to the two members of the group, the last contact with the missing person took place when he was more than 50 meters deep.

Alert at 10:45 a.m.​

The alert was given around 10:45 a.m. “Upon their arrival on the scene and with the support of the Lake Geneva rescuers, the divers from the Lake Brigade carried out research. Despite the underwater technical and electronic resources used, the missing person has not yet been located,” the police reported. According to a reader-reporter, the search was still in progress on Saturday at 6 p.m. A criminal investigation was opened in order to establish precisely the circumstances of the accident. The rescue was carried out by the Lake Brigade, rescue companies from Vevey, Clarens and La Tour-de-Peilz, as well as Police Riviera.
 
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His body was recovered from 104 meters...
Google translation...
The body of a diver found thanks to an underwater robot

While a trio set out on Saturday to explore the wreck of the Swallow, immersed in Lake Geneva, one of its members did not come to the surface. His body was recovered on Tuesday.


Since Saturday, searches had failed to locate the body of a diver, victim of an accident in Lake Geneva. With two team members, this 48-year-old Swiss resident in Valais had set out to explore the wreck of the Hirondelle, submerged off La Tour-de-Peilz (VD). But he never came to the surface .
The search immediately undertaken by divers from the Brigade du lac of the Vaud cantonal police, with the support of the Lake Geneva rescuers, yielded nothing, even though two groups descended to a depth of 85 m in an attempt to locate the unfortunate.
On Tuesday, operations were relaunched, with the support of the Geneva navigation police, who came with their underwater search robot. The body of the diver was located, 104 m deep, and brought to the surface using the robot.
The body was entrusted to the Roman University Center for Forensic Medicine, which will be responsible for determining the causes of the accident.
An investigation was opened by the Public Ministry and the investigations were entrusted to the gendarmes of the Lake Brigade.
 
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