Investigations conducted by the police using an underwater robot made it possible to find and bring to the surface the body of a diver who was the victim of an accident last Saturday at La Tour de Pays (VD). An investigation is ongoing to establish the causes of this diving accident.
On Saturday, when three divers visited the Hirondelle wreck off La Tour de Pays, one of them, a 48-year-old Swiss resident in Valais, did not surface, the cantonal police recalled in a press release on Wednesday. release.
With the support of the Lake Geneva rescuers, the divers of the Lake Brigade conducted an underwater search. Two teams (teams of divers) descended 85 meters to find the missing man, but were unsuccessful.
The search resumed on Tuesday with the support of the Geneva Navigation Police and their underwater search robot. Thus, these specialists managed to detect the body of a diver at a depth of 104 meters and, with the help of a robot, raise it to the surface.
The victim will be examined by doctors from the Center for Forensic Medicine of the University of Rome to determine the causes of this incident. The State Ministry was informed and the prosecutor initiated a criminal investigation to establish the exact circumstances of the incident.