DNA check underway for bodies of 4 Swiss killed in air crash

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Three Swiss men and one woman who were killed Friday evening in a small plane crash in France, near the border with Switzerland, are being identified by DNA, say French police. The Pilatus PC-12 belonged to Air Sarina and was heading from Belgium to Saanen, near Gstaad, where the plane was based, […]

Man questioned in Bienne boating death might have had poor vision

Bienne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – A 74-year-old man questioned in relation to the death of a young woman, might not have been able to spot the couple rafting on Lake Biel Sunday 11 July. A news article on the SonntagsBlick quotes the suspect’s business partner, and friend of 60 years, who says the man was suffering […]

Police questioning man in Bienne boating death

Bienne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Bernese police are questioning a 74-year-old man in connection with a Bienne boating death Sunday 11 July. His Boesch boat moored on Lake Biel corresponds to the model described by witnesses of the accident. The victim and her fiancé had been in an inflatable craft but dived into the water when […]

Police seeking witnesses to Bienne boating death

Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch.com) -  Bernese police are seeking witnesses who can provide clues that will help them find the owner of a speed boat that hit a 24-year-old woman in Lake Bienne Sunday 11 July, critically injuring her. She died in the arms of her companion shortly after the boat struck. She and a young […]

Oh, sweet! Icy Swiss highways get sugared

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Update 21:20  Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The proverbial sweet tooth could soon be replaced by sweet wheels in Switzerland, the kind that roll along sugar-covered highways. Authorities in canton Bern have confirmed that they have been using a liquid sugar-based product instead of salt on the A6 autoroute between Rubigen and Spiez, in a two-year […]

Avalanches update: 4th person dies, 3 missing in Bernese Oberland

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Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Police in canton Bern say that a fourth person rescued from an avalanche in the Bernese Oberland region has died, and three are now listed as missing. The accident took place Sunday morning 3 January in an area not generally considered to be a high risk zone. A first person went […]

British tourist, age 23, missing in Wengen

Wengen, canton Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – A 23-year-old British man, Myles Robinson, has gone missing in the small resort of Wengen, a town in a region he knows well, having spent vacations in the area for the past 15 years. He was last seen dropping a friend off at her hotel, near the Blue Monkey […]