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Lake Maggiore bathers disgusted by dead pig

National News // Aug. 10, 2017

Bathers in Lake Maggiore in canton Ticino had their early morning swim disturbed yesterday morning by a foul smell.

Alessandro Vecchi Lake Maggiore bathers disgusted by dead pig

Investigations later found a dead pig floating in the water nearby.

It was near a bridge in Magadino on the opposite shoreline to Locarno.

It’s unknown how the sow got into the water – but police say the animal had drowned in the lake.

Some witnesses complained the police didn’t act fast enough to get the pig out of the water. One told the local press they seemed to think their morning coffee was more important.

It was pulled out by the afternoon. 

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