Public warned not to jump into Rhine from bridges

Public warned not to jump into Rhine from bridges

July 15, 2020, 9:20 a.m.
Authorities in Basel are warning that jumping into the Rhine from bridges is dangerous and illegal. 
Dinghy disaster dodged on the Limmat

Dinghy disaster dodged on the Limmat

July 6, 2020, 8:42 a.m.
The hot weather over the weekend brought out the rubber dinghies onto the rivers – but several missed an exit p...
One dead in barge crash with rowing boat

One dead in barge crash with rowing boat

Jan. 14, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
A person has died and two others injured after a barge crashed into a rowing boat on the Rhine River in Basel yesterd...
Man pulled dead from River Aare

Man pulled dead from River Aare

Nov. 25, 2019, 9:16 a.m.
After a major search of the River Aare, a man has been pulled dead from the water in canton Solothurn.
Volunteers pull vacuum cleaner and rifle from River Limmat

Volunteers pull vacuum cleaner and rifle from River Limmat

Nov. 11, 2019, 9:12 a.m.
A major river clean-up operation over the weekend in Zurich led to some surprising finds.
Ticino rivers and reservoirs on verge of overflow

Ticino rivers and reservoirs on verge of overflow

Oct. 22, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Locals in canton Ticino are being warned to stay away from rivers and reservoirs as several days of heavy rain has ca...
Body found in Rhone River confirmed as boy's father

Body found in Rhone River confirmed as boy's father

Oct. 1, 2019, 9:34 a.m.
Geneva police have confirmed a body found in the Rhone River on Sunday is that of the father of a 4-year-old boy who ...
Bern tourists advised not to drink Aare river water

Bern tourists advised not to drink Aare river water

Aug. 9, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Tourists to Bern are being told to ignore comments on TripAdvisor that it’s safe to drink the water direct from...
Family of drowned Irishman left in dark by Zurich police

Family of drowned Irishman left in dark by Zurich police

July 19, 2019, 9:54 a.m.
An Irish family says they are frustrated at the lack of information from the Zurich police after their son died in a ...
CHF 80m to be spent on flood defences in Lausanne

CHF 80m to be spent on flood defences in Lausanne

July 10, 2019, 10:13 a.m.
Canton Vaud is to spend CHF 80m on a 2 km long tunnel to direct potential flood water away from vital areas of Lausanne.
Man drowns in Sarine River

Man drowns in Sarine River

July 1, 2019, 10:19 a.m.
A man has drowned in the Sarine River in canton Fribourg. Police say it’s a bathing accident.
Hundreds of trout die in river

Hundreds of trout die in river

July 1, 2019, 10:17 a.m.
Hundreds of trout have died in a river in canton Appenzell near Rödelbach. Investigators believe it’s due ...
Man rescued from Rhone river in stormy waters

Man rescued from Rhone river in stormy waters

June 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
A man had to be rescued from the Rhone river near the Pont Butin in Geneva yesterday afternoon.
Man flees minor offence by jumping in river

Man flees minor offence by jumping in river

June 7, 2019, 9:07 a.m.
A man in canton Aargau decided to flee from the police by jumping in the river Aare and floating away.
Mystery continues after voice calling "Help!" never located

Mystery continues after voice calling "Help!" never located

May 31, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
Geneva police and fire services have called off a search along the banks of the Rhone river after failing to find a p...
Boy, 3, saved from fast-flowing river

Boy, 3, saved from fast-flowing river

April 17, 2019, 8:38 a.m.
A small boy was plucked out of a fast-flowing river in canton Basel-Country yesterday afternoon.
Fish poisoned in Fribourg river

Fish poisoned in Fribourg river

Oct. 1, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
Over 300 fish were killed after a man released a poisonous cleaning agent into a stream in canton Fribourg.
Party goers rescue troubled swimmer from Zurich river

Party goers rescue troubled swimmer from Zurich river

July 27, 2018, 9:13 a.m.
Two students, who were at a birthday party near the River Limmat in Zurich, are being hailed as heroes after they jum...
No trace of swimmer who disappeared in the River Aare

No trace of swimmer who disappeared in the River Aare

July 26, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
A woman who was swimming with a friend in the River Aare in the canton of Aargau on Tuesday has disappeared without t...
Teenagers rescued from island

Teenagers rescued from island

July 18, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
Young couple rescued after getting stuck on an island in the middle of the Rhine
Man missing after swim in Aare River

Man missing after swim in Aare River

July 9, 2018, 8:37 a.m.
A search is still underway for man who went for a swim in the River Aare in Bern on Saturday afternoon and hasn&rsquo...
Geneva police launch major search operation for swimmer

Geneva police launch major search operation for swimmer

Oct. 16, 2017, 6:13 a.m.
Geneva police launched a major search and rescue operation on Friday afternoon after a caller says they saw someone f...
Geneva emergency services teach throwing life rings

Geneva emergency services teach throwing life rings

July 24, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Geneva emergency services held an information session over the weekend to teach people how to throw a life ring and r...
Man drowns in Rhone in Geneva

Man drowns in Rhone in Geneva

July 17, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
A man drowned while swimming in the Rhone River in Geneva yesterday afternoon. Despite a large rescue effort triggere...
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