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Police retrieve body from lake

A unit of the Zurich Lake Police found the body of a man floating in the water off Zurichhorn on Saturday afternoon.
It was earlier in the afternoon that police were alerted to the fact that a man had disappeared while swimming off this area, the parkland between Bellerivestrasse and the lake, and both divers and a search helicopter were called in to assist.Then, at around 4 pm, the body of a man was found and retrieved from the water.
Members of the Zurich City Police attended to members of the family of the missing man who had raised the alarm and a care team was also brought in to assist.
A team of detectives and the Zurich Prosecution Service are now investigating whether the body is that of the man reported missing.
The body was duly taken to the Institute of Forensic Medicine of the University of Zurich so that the precise cause of death could be established.

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