Dead person found after man falls overboard from ferry to Denmark

Stena SagaStena Saga.Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

A dead person was found in the sea outside Sweden after a man fell overboard from the Danish boat, Stena Saga, on the way from Oslo to Frederikshavn on Friday night.


The dead person isn’t yet identified, but Norwegian police have now taken over the case.

“We have informed the relatives that a missing person may have been found” said press contact, Jonas Fabritius Christoffersen of Kripos to SVT news.

The search for the Norwegian man was terminated at 8 o’clock on Saturday morning, but a coastguard vessel remained in the area and just before 12 o’clock a dead person was found in the water where the search had taken place.

The man fell into the water from a deck about 20 meters above the water surface when the ship was outside Hamburgsund, Sweden. The Swedish Coast Guard was notified of the accident at 02.30.

“It was feared that the person had been in the water for about 20 minutes” Brundin told Strömstad’s newspaper.

In the area where the man fell to sea, it is only about ten degrees in the water.

Stena Saga was instructed to stay in the area outside Fjällbacka and participated in the search all night. Also the Copenhagen-boat, Crown Seaways, and the Kiel
ferry,Color Magic, participated in the search. There was also a submarine, a coastguard, a boat from the rescue company, and a helicopter.

Several witnesses saw the man fall overboard. Bad weather had made the search
effort difficult.


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