Walchwil, 14.10.2021

Missing 77-year-old and motorboat recovered

The man who went missing in Lake Zug and the motorboat have been recovered from a depth of around 200 metres. A number of different specialists were involved in the demanding recovery operation.

The search for the 77-year-old man who has been missing since 3 October 2021 and the sunken motorboat has been completed, according to a press release from the Zug Police. Specialists from the Lake Police (Seepolizei) of the Zurich Cantonal Police located the boat at a depth of around 200 metres in Lake Zug using sonar technology. Specialists from the Lake Police of the Geneva Cantonal Police also had to be called in for the rescue.

Photo 1: A number of different specialists were involved in the demanding recovery operation
Photo 2: The cause of the sinking of the boat is still unknown.
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Zug Police

After hours of precision work, the Geneva team managed to slowly bring the boat to the surface of the water using a remote-controlled underwater robot. Divers from the Schwyz Cantonal Police were also involved in the rescue. The missing man was recovered from the ship and handed over to the specialists of the Institute of Forensic Medicine.

The cause of the sinking of the boat is still unknown and is the subject of ongoing investigations by the Public Prosecutor's Office.