On Tuesday evening, a motor boat on Lake Zurich in Pfäffikon SZ was in distress. The water entered the boat and it threatened to sink, the cantonal police in Schwyz announced.
Shortly before 5 p.m., the operator (72) managed to drive the motor ship to a less deep point on the lake and land it there. The man was not injured, as police spokesman David Mynall told BLICK.
Before the rescue work could begin, the maritime rescue service and the fire brigade had to create an oil boom to prevent the spread of escaping liquids.
Because a platform with a pneumatic crane had to be organized for the ten-ton boat, the salvage could only start on Wednesday morning.
In addition to the crane of a civil company and the maritime rescue service, divers from the Schwyz cantonal police were also deployed. (one)