Friday 20 July 2018

Search intensifies for journalist missing after home-built submarine mystery

Police in Denmark have intensified their hunt for a missing Swedish journalist who allegedly disembarked from a home-built submarine a day before the vessel sank.

Copenhagen police are searching on land and at sea for 30-year-old freelance journalist Kim Wall. The search also will cover parts of Swedish territorial waters.

Ms Wall was on a reporting assignment aboard the UC3 Nautilus submarine owned by 46-year-old Danish inventor Peter Madsen.

He made a last-minute escape from the sinking vessel on Friday and has denied any responsibility for Ms Wall's fate.

Swedish journalist Kim Wall. (Tom Wall via AP)
Swedish journalist Kim Wall. (Tom Wall via AP)

Madsen was arrested on preliminary manslaughter charges.

Copenhagen police suspect that Madsen deliberately sank the submarine, though he initially blamed technical problems.

Ms Wall was not found inside the submarine after it was raised and transported for investigation on Saturday.

Police technicians board the amateur -built submarine UC3 Nautilus on a pier in Copenhagen harbour, Denmar. (Jacob Ehrbahn/Ritzau Foto via AP)
Police technicians board the amateur -built submarine UC3 Nautilus on a pier in Copenhagen harbour, Denmar. (Jacob Ehrbahn/Ritzau Foto via AP)

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