Drowning in Fully: one child dead, other in critical condition

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A two-year-old has died and his seven-year-old brother is in critical condition after the two children got through a security gate and climbed into the family swimming pool in Fully, canton Valais. The accident occurred Thursday evening 16 August at 18:30. The boys’ mother had gone into the house for a moment, […]

Car window crashed to save infant from heat

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 […]

Rhone swimmer dies in Geneva


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A 26-year-old Lithuanian man working temporarily in Geneva died Sunday 12 August in hospital, hours after he was pulled from the Rhone at Pointe de la Jonction. He was swimming with a group of friends when he found himself in difficulty in the water. A police river patrol was nearby and came […]

Swiss news roundup

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – News highlights as workers in Switzerland head back after the national holiday and weekend: Lake Geneva region, police reports: three men are under arrest, with one of them, a Swiss man, considered the murder suspect, following the knifing early Saturday of a man in his early 30s, at Place d’Europe in Lausanne. […]

Lutry swimmer dies in hospital

47-year-old area woman rescued Tuesday evening died at Chuv Thursday LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A 47-year-old area woman who was rescued at the Curtinaux beach in Lutry Tuesday afternoon 29 May at 15:00 has died at the Chuv university hospitals in Lausanne. Police say she died shortly before 18:00 Thursday. She was swimming in Lake Geneva […]

Dutch man falls to death in Rhone


SION, SWITZERLAND – A 42-year-old Dutch man who lives in Valais died Monday morning 14 May when he fell into the fast-moving Rhone river in the Goms Valley, near Reckingham. Police say that while doing maintenance work at the Augenstern campground he began emptying a wheelbarrow into the river at 11:30. For reasons that are […]

Youth drowns in Lausanne, two friends in hospital

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – An 18-year-old drowned,and two friends who were with him on a small craft in Lake Geneva early Friday morning were hospitalized at the Chuv university hospitals. The three were spotted by a passerby at 06:15 who phoned the 117 emergency number after noticing that they were in trouble in the lake near […]

Man with Port Wilson drowning victim found not guilty

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A man who spent the evening with a woman who drowned just one metre from the shore in front of the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva in July 2010 has been cleared by a judge of any involvement in the woman’s death, reports the Tribune de Geneve Wednesday 3 August. The two […]

Accidents, storms mark Swiss holiday


Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch.com) – The First of August national holiday in Switzerland was not a quiet one for emergency services. The east of the country was swept by high winds and rain late in the day and during the night from Sunday to Monday, causing flooding in Schwytz and St Gallen. A man drowned in […]

Second drowning death in four days in region

Neuchatel, Switzerland (GenevaLunch.com) – A second young man has drowned this week, a 20-year-old, Thursday afternoon 9 July, at the Hauterive port in Neuchatel. He was with a friend, who immediately raised the alert but by the time emergency services arrived it was too late to save the youth, who was from Gampelen in canton […]