After the boat accident on the Rhine, with three of the dead have sought rescue workers from France and Germany on Friday for a missing little girl. In the use of a helicopter from Germany, the Prefecture said in Strasbourg, the news Agency DPA. Was sought on the Bank of the river South of the Alsatian metropolis of Strasbourg.
according to media four-year-old girl had been with a group on the boat that capsized on Thursday near a sluice at the French place Gerst home. The municipality is situated approximately 30 kilometres South of Strasbourg. The group of tourists had come from Offenburg in Baden-Württemberg, said a spokesman of the Prefecture.
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The capsized boat was manned with four people. Among the dead is a six-year-old girl, another boat occupant, and a helper. In the tourist group of seven people – five Romanians and two Germans were, according to the Prefecture. Three members of the group had remained in the country. Would the Victims called for privacy protection reasons, no details, reported to the police in Offenburg.
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According to the first findings contributed to the boat’s passengers don their life jackets. The accident, going back most likely due to negligence on the part of the investigation to be completed, it said. Several people had tried to help the boat’s occupants, and had even jumped into the water, wrote the regional newspaper “Dernières Nouvelles d’alsace”. A 36-Year-old and a 37-Year-old had returned safely back on Land, another died.
The police, as well as the water rescue competent German lifesaving society (DLRG) warned of the dangers of the Rhine and other large rivers. In the Rhine, there is, because of the strong currents, of the locks and ship traffic, major accident risks. The risks were often underestimated, especially in the summer months, when the river recreational athletes attract.
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