After a family celebration in Brandenburg, a five-year-old child is reported missing. With a large contingent, rescue workers and volunteers are looking for the girl. About two hours later, however, only the child's body can be recovered. The police assume an accident.
A five-year-old girl died Tuesday evening at a family celebration at Klempowsee in Brandenburg. According to an initial assessment by the police, the girl drowned in the lake. "We assume a tragic accident," said a spokesman.
The child was reported missing by the grandparents after a family celebration in Wusterhausen on Tuesday evening, said a police spokesman in Neuruppin. The police and other emergency services then searched for the girl. According to a report in the "Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung", a helicopter and sniffer dogs, as well as a lifeboat and divers, were used to search the adjacent boat halls and jetties. In addition to the police, rescue workers and the fire brigade as well as relatives and volunteers who were alarmed by calls on the Internet took part.
After about two hours, the child's body was found floating in the water near the shore. An emergency doctor could only determine the death of the girl. Pastors then looked after the relatives and emergency services. The criminal police are investigating.