Friday, March 24, 2023

Fountain: Car falls on Exenstrasse in Lake Lucerne

Car crashes 45 meters on Axenstrasse – search by police divers has so far been unsuccessful

Massive operation after a tragic accident on Axenstrasse: Police divers are searching for an underwater vehicle. The car broke through the railing when the wolf jumped and fell into Lake Lucerne.

At around 12 noon a car was going from the south towards the Mossie Tunnel on Exenstrasse. Immediately after the wolf jump, just before the village of Brunen, he grazed the rock on the right for reasons previously unknown, threw it into the oncoming lane and apparently broke through the railing at high speed. The car blew over a 45-metre-high cliff and sank into Lake Lucerne.

Several forces from the Brunnen Rescue Service and the Schwyz Cantonal Police immediately pulled out. He immediately searched the water below the accident site. Police divers were also deployed. Schwyz Rescue Service was on site with an ambulance and waited in the village of Brunen for an operation in the hope that people could still be rescued. A Rega helicopter landed at Auslandsweiserplatz. After a good hour, there seemed to be no more hope. Ambulance and then went back to Riga.

Broken railing.

Build: Gerry Holdner

At this point the lake is 180 meters deep.

Maritime police of the Schwyz Cantonal Police have not been able to locate the vehicle involved in the accident in the 180-metre-deep Lake Lucerne. This was announced by the Schwyz Cantonal Police late Sunday afternoon. At this depth, the police will have to conduct searches with special equipment like remotely controlled cameras. Schwyz Police would be relying on support from outside the canton. It is not yet clear how many people were in the vehicle.

A car traveling in the direction of Flühlen at the time of the accident collided with the loose wheel of the accident vehicle and was damaged. The passenger in the car suffered minor injuries and needs treatment on the spot.

Because of the accident, traffic on Exenstrasse in the area of ​​the accident site had to be kept on one lane at times or closed entirely for investigation. As a result, the backwater remained for a long time on either side of the accident site. During the operation, repeated interruptions should be expected over the next few hours.

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