Danish police to search submarine after inventor charged over missing journalist

PUBLISHED ON SUN, AUG 13, 2017 7:55 AM

Danish police to search submarine after inventor charged over missing journalist

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen

 

640x640 (9).jpg

Danish submarine owner and inventor Peter Madsen lands with the help of the Danish defence in Dragor Harbor south of Copenhagen, Denmark August 11, 2017. Scanpix Denmark/Bax Lindhardt/via REUTERS

 

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish police said on Saturday they were preparing to search a sunken submarine owned by Danish inventor Peter Madsen who has been charged with the inadvertent manslaughter of a journalist.

 

The police said that Madsen, 46, was being held in custody for 24 days, accused of killing Swedish woman Kim Wall, 30, who they said had been on his submarine before it sank on Friday.

 

Madsen was rescued on Friday morning in a navy operation and taken ashore after his homemade 17-metre submarine went down.

 

The vessel was recovered on Saturday in Koge Bay, south of Copenhagen, at a depth of seven metres, and taken into harbour.

 

It will be partly drained of water and searched by the police late on Saturday and early Sunday.

 

Madsen, an entrepreneur known as an artist, submarine builder and aerospace engineer, went before a judge on Saturday behind closed doors for preliminary questioning. His defence lawyer, Betina Hald Engmark, told Reuters he denied the charges.

 

The police said on Friday the inventor had said he had dropped Wall off in Copenhagen on Thursday night.

 

The police in Sweden said they had tried without success to contact her by phone and that her family had not heard from her.

The submarine, UC3 Nautilus, is one of three constructed by Madsen. It can carry eight people.

 

 
reuters_logo.jpg
-- © Copyright Reuters 2017-08-13

 

latest news from World

Hong Kong braces for typhoon Hato, some flights canceled HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's weather observatory said it might issue its third-highest typhoon warning at midnight, with severe tropical storm Hato forecast to veer within 100 km of the city early on Wednesday, disrupting flights and...

READ MORE...

Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong back in dock days after being jailedBy Venus Wu Student leader Joshua Wong leaves the High Court in a prison van after his sentencing on charges related to the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, also known as Occupy Central protests, in Hong Kong, China...

READ MORE...

France's Macron, seeking to re-shape Europe, heads eastBy Richard Lough and Lidia Kelly FILE PHOTO French President Emmanuel Macron waits for a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo PARIS/WARSAW (Reuters) - While Britain toils over its messy...

READ MORE...

China defends ally Pakistan after Trump criticism U.S. President Donald Trump announces his strategy for the war in Afghanistan during an address to the nation from Fort Myer, Virginia, U.S., August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts BEIJING (Reuters) - China defended its ally Pakistan on Tuesday...

READ MORE...
sponsors