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 ...
Dead woman found in Rialto pool, Basel

Dead woman found in Rialto pool, Basel

Jan. 25, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Early morning swimmers at the Rialto pool in Basel made the grim discovery that a woman had died in the water.
Fribourg lakes to be out of bounds as army airlifts water to mountain pastures

Fribourg lakes to be out of bounds as army airlifts water to mountain pastures

Aug. 10, 2018, 9:37 a.m.
Boating, fishing and swimming have been temporarily banned at two lakes in the canton of Fribourg as the army takes w...
Elderly woman dies and her husband goes missing in Lake Zurich

Elderly woman dies and her husband goes missing in Lake Zurich

July 27, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
A private motorboat trip on Lake Zurich yesterday afternoon turned to tragedy when the group onboard jumped into the ...
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...
Swimmers and sailors warned of dangers near docks on Lake Geneva

Swimmers and sailors warned of dangers near docks on Lake Geneva

July 20, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
Swimmers, paddlers and people in small boats on Lake Geneva have been warned that getting too close to landing stages...
Lake swimmers warned of duck fleas

Lake swimmers warned of duck fleas

July 11, 2018, 7:21 a.m.
Authorities in canton Sankt Gallen are promising to put up signs along lake sides to warn of duck fleas.
Pool in Glarus evacuated after chlorine accident

Pool in Glarus evacuated after chlorine accident

March 13, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Around 80 people had to leave a swimming pool in canton Glarus after an accident led to too much chlorine being added...
Pool bathing in burkini - or topless  - now permitted in Geneva

Pool bathing in burkini - or topless - now permitted in Geneva

Nov. 14, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
While topless bathing may not be something on your mind in the current weather – it is now allowed in Geneva. ...
Body in Rhone likely to be missing 21 year old from Nyon

Body in Rhone likely to be missing 21 year old from Nyon

Sept. 11, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
A walker discovered a body in the Rhone River at Peney on Friday – a few kilometers downstream from Geneva. Ini...
Rhone River claims another victim in Geneva

Rhone River claims another victim in Geneva

Aug. 31, 2017, 9 a.m.
As the summer comes to an end, the Rhone River has claimed another victim in Geneva. At around 7 last night emergency...
Basel swimmers flock to river - not pools

Basel swimmers flock to river - not pools

Aug. 24, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Operators of local swimming pools in Basel are complaining of major competition – from the Rhine River.
Rescue operation launched after woman bathes naked in the Rhône

Rescue operation launched after woman bathes naked in the Rhône

Nov. 2, 2016, 3:08 p.m.
A helicopter, a boat and several patrol cars were called out yesterday evening in search of a women who was spotted s...
49 people drown in Swiss waters already this year

49 people drown in Swiss waters already this year

Sept. 22, 2016, 1:19 p.m.
49 people have drowned in Swiss waters already this year, almost as much as the total for last year. The Swiss Rescu...
Search for missing man in Rhine

Search for missing man in Rhine

Sept. 13, 2016, 6:01 a.m.
A man remains missing after he jumped from a bridge in Basel into the Rhine. Police launched a search at 6pm yesterd...
Plans to boost swimming in the Rhône at Sentier des Saules

Plans to boost swimming in the Rhône at Sentier des Saules

Aug. 19, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
The Canton of Geneva hope there will be more people swimming in the Rhône next year after they set up new facil...
21 year old drowns whilst swimming in Lake Murten

21 year old drowns whilst swimming in Lake Murten

Aug. 17, 2016, 9:29 a.m.
A 21-year-old man from Kosovo has drown whilst swimming in Lake Murten. Vaud Lake Police say he was trying to reach ...
Lausanne banishes children from playing in the city fountains

Lausanne banishes children from playing in the city fountains

Aug. 8, 2016, 8:47 a.m.
Lausanne is banishing children from playing in the city's fountains. City authorities say they are not obliged to co...
Spaniard swims length of Lake Geneva in record time

Spaniard swims length of Lake Geneva in record time

Aug. 2, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
A man from Spain has broken the record for swimming the entire length of Lake Geneva. 40-year-old Jaime Caballero ar...
31 deaths in Swiss lakes and rivers this year

31 deaths in Swiss lakes and rivers this year

July 22, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
There have been 31 deaths in lakes and rivers across Switzerland already this year, with more than half of victims be...
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