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Search for missing Danes resumes. Four Danes in their 20s are still missing after last night’s boating accident near Skjernøy in Mandal municipality. “We’re still looking for them, but the all-night search with helicopters and boats has been unsuccessful,” press spokesman for southern Norway’s Rescue Centre (Hovedredningssentralen in Sør-Norge) Einar Knutsen tells NRK. The search will now be widened using a Lockheed Orion maritime surveillance aircraft, Coast Guard and police boats, a frigate, as well as land-based teams.

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Search for missing Danes resumes

Published on Thursday, 19th August, 2010 at 08:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Four Danes in their 20s are still missing after last night’s boating accident near Skjernøy in Mandal municipality.

Norwegian police boat
Norwegian police boat
Photo: Krister BrandsWikimedia Commons


“We’re still looking for them, but the all-night search with helicopters and boats has been unsuccessful,” press spokesman for southern Norway’s Rescue Centre (Hovedredningssentralen in Sør-Norge) Einar Knutsen tells NRK.

The search will now be widened using a Lockheed Orion maritime surveillance aircraft, Coast Guard and police boats, a frigate, as well as land-based teams.

It’s believed their boat ran out of petrol before it capsized, throwing the party of six into the water.

Police say one of the two survivors who managed to reach land swam for two hours, and believes the missing four have drowned. Both have been taken to hospital.

“Their conditions are stable and they're under observation,” says an on-duty staff member at Sørlandet Hospital’s accident and emergency unit in Kristiansand.



Published on Thursday, 19th August, 2010 at 08:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: danes, kristiansand, mandal, skjernoey, boating, accident, drown, hospital, police, coast, guard, search, orion, lockheed, soerlandet, .





  
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