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Man in wheelchair dies in Rhine River

National News // Nov. 19, 2019

A man in a wheelchair died yesterday when he fell into the Rhine River in Basel.

Pixabay Man in wheelchair dies in Rhine River

He came off a jetty leading to the St Johann ferry. A major hunt was launched immediately with fire services and the police.

The man was pulled from the water and paramedics managed to revive him for a while – but he later died in hospital.

Police are investigating and are asking for witnesses. The dead man has not been formally identified.

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