Sunday 22 July 2018

Denmark submarine case woman's family 'fear the worst'

One of the three units from Swedish Sea Rescue Society search in Lundakra Bay between Barseback and Landskrona, Sweden, searching for missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall (AP)
One of the three units from Swedish Sea Rescue Society search in Lundakra Bay between Barseback and Landskrona, Sweden, searching for missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall (AP)

The family of a Swedish journalist missing since a trip off Copenhagen aboard a home-built submarine said they fear "the worst has happened".

The parents and brother of 30-year-old Kim Wall said "there is nothing we wish more" than to have her back alive, but added that the chances of this are "extremely small".

The family told The Associated Press in an email that Ms Wall had worked in many dangerous places as a journalist, but it was unimaginable that "something could happen ... just a few miles from the childhood home".

Danish submarine owner Peter Madsen is being held on preliminary manslaughter charges over her Ms Wall's disappearance after she went on a trip with him on his UC3 Nautilus sub, before it sank last week.

Madsen has denied any wrongdoing.

Press Association

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