In other police news: Lutry man drowns in Lake Geneva
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The head of a shopping centre in Collombey worked with police to break a car window 10 August to save a month-old baby from the heat of the car in which it was left, canton Valais police say. The incident should serve as a reminder that young children should not be left alone, and that a car parked in the sun, even with some air allowed to enter, can become dangerously hot.
Passersby had noticed the crying infant, left alone in the car, with the windows down a crack to let in air, and they notified the shopping centre. Despite several announcements appealing to the parents or those responsible for the baby, made over the public address system, no one came forward and police were called.
The baby, who was covered in sweat when it was rescued, was not injured by flying glass. Police officers and the shopping centre staff gave it first aid nearby before it was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Police have provided no further details about the parents.
Vaud man, 78, dies during one of his regular lake swims
Police in canton Vaud say the body of a 78-year-old Lausanne area man who routinely swam in Lake Geneva was found Thursday morning 16 August. His family became concerned when he did not return from his swim near Lutry Tuesday morning, and they drove to the place where he swam. They found his parked car and his personal belongings on the beach, then called police.
A search was carried out without success by police from Lutry and Pully with the Lake Geneva brigade of the Vaud Gendarmerie. Thursday morning Geneva police brought special equipment to sound the water and the man’s body was found at a depth of 8 metres.