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Geneva police launch major search operation for swimmer

National News // Oct. 16, 2017

Geneva police launched a major search and rescue operation on Friday afternoon after a caller says they saw someone floating down the Arve River under the Wilsdorf Bridge.


Patrick Nouhailler Geneva police launch major search operation for swimmer

Officers set up search points at bridges downstream and a helicopter was called in to help. The air search was quickly called off as the river waters were far too muddy to spot anyone from a height.

The search was called off after a couple of hours as no one was found. A police spokesman says the river flow was quite slow and the waters fairly warm – it would have been possible for anyone in the river to have climbed out by themselves.


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