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Couple stranded on Lake Gruyère island

National News // By Tay Kinnear // July 23, 2019

A couple found themselves stranded on a small island in the middle of Lake Gruyère on Sunday after a storm ripped their small boat from its moorings. 

Pixabay Couple stranded on Lake Gruyère island

Their belongings and phones were on the boat.

The 26-year-old man swam several hundred meters to the shore in the darkness. He raised the alarm and the lake police came to rescue the 20-year-old woman from the island. The couple were planning to camp there for the night, which is allowed.

The police say the couple were inexperienced and came from cantons Geneva and Bern.

Tags: boat, Gruyere, lake, island

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