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Man drowns in Rhone in Geneva

National News // July 17, 2017

A man drowned while swimming in the Rhone River in Geneva yesterday afternoon. Despite a large rescue effort triggered by several calls to the police, the man was pronounced dead after being helicoptered to hospital.

Schnäggli Man drowns in Rhone in Geneva

The air ambulance was called which picked up a police diver from the roof of a local police station. Several boats were launched to search for the victim and sunbathers were asked to leave the river.

Police say the victim was a Nigerian national in his twenties. Witnesses say the man was playing football on the bank with a friend and slipped and fell into the water – when the current carried him away. 

Tags: drown, rhone, geneva, river

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