Volunteers pull vacuum cleaner and rifle from River Limmat
A major river clean-up operation over the weekend in Zurich led to some surprising finds.
Around 170 volunteers dived into the fast flowing Limmat and fished out 64 bicycles, 6 electric scooters, 15 shopping carts as well as thousands of cans and bottles.
So far as expected – but also, they found a gas stove, a stroller, vacuum cleaner, garden tables and crutches.
Police were called when they discovered a rifle and ammunition.
In all about 50 cubic meters of rubbish was pulled out.