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La Tour-de-Peilz (VD): Diver’s remains found thanks to underwater robot

PublishedAugust 3, 2022 at 2:48 pm

La Tour de Pays (VD)Diver’s body found thanks to underwater robot

While the trio set off on Saturday to investigate the wreck of the Lastochka that sank in Lake Geneva, one of its members did not come to the surface. His body was discovered on Tuesday.

The robot of the navigational police of Geneva was able to find the victim and deliver her to the surface.

Geneva Police

Since Saturday, searches have failed to find the body of a diver injured in an accident on Lake Geneva. Together with two crew members, this 48-year-old Swiss man from Valais set out to explore the Hirondelle wreck that sank off the coast of La Tour de Pays (VD). But he never surfaced.

A search immediately undertaken by the divers of the brigade du lac of the cantonal police of Vaud, supported by rescuers from Lake Geneva, turned up nothing, even though two groups descended to a depth of 85 m in an attempt to find the unfortunate.

On Tuesday, operations were resumed with the support of the Genevan navigational police, who arrived with their underwater search robot. The body of the diver was found at a depth of 104 m and brought to the surface using a robot.

The body was handed over to the Center for Forensic Medicine of the University of Rome, which will be responsible for establishing the cause of the accident.

The Public Ministry opened an investigation, and the investigation was entrusted to the gendarmes of the Lake Brigade.

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