Wednesday, 23. April 2014
25. 03. 13. - 13:00
The search for a missing Polish diver in the lake Attersee (Upper Austria) had to be cancelled yesterday afternoon (Sun). The man did not return from diving near the notorious spot "Black Bridge".
Divers have searched the area, which is up to fifty metres deep, but this was in vain. Klaus Decker, police Vöcklabruck, explained that technical means are needed in order to dive down deeper. Due to heavy waves, those means cannot be used at the moment.
Rüdiger Lenz, leader of operation of the rescue divers, assumes that the search can be continued on Wednesday or Thursday after the weather has changed. The divers will use a camera and a sonar.
Polish divers called the emergency services of Vöcklabruck late Saturday afternoon. They told them that one of their colleagues has been missing since diving at the "Black Bridge".
The group of six divers was diving in depths of 40 metres. There, the missing man said goodbye to the group in order to descend another ten metres. When he did not return to the surface of the lake, the divers called the emergency services.
It turned out soon that the man did not have a lot of oxygen left in his tank. As the first dives were unsuccessful, it was clear that the man could only be recovered dead.
Only by examining his instruments it can be revealed why the man did not return to the surface. The "Black Bridge" is well known in the diver scene and attracts many divers. Mr Lenz explained that one could easily dive down to depths of 85 metres or deeper due to the steep descent of the shore.
Faymann warns against further Russia sanctions
Chancellor Werner Faymann has spoken out in support of moving away from additional sanctions on Russia.
What is on at Haydn Kino this week? (24 April - 30 April)
The following films are on at the English language cinema Haydn Kino on Mariahilfestrasse between 24 April and 30 April:
Gazprom to explore expanding pipeline in Austria
Russia could soon begin constructing their South Stream gas pipeline in Austria after meetings were held this week with Gazprom.
Poacher in Vienna shoots five deer with bow and arrow
A poacher is suspected to have killed five animals in Vienna using a bow and arrow, a hunting weapon that is forbidden throughout Austria.
Czech firm in the proverbial over dung parcel terror alert in Austria
A Czech mail order company that sends elephant poo around the EU could be faced with a hefty bill after a package of dung sparked a terror alert at an Austrian town hall.
Model helicopter chops up owner
Austrian model aircraft enthusiast Uwe E., 50, is in intensive care after he tried to catch his expensive model helicopter when it suddenly dropped out of the sky in the town of Krenglbach in Upper Austria, and he was badly chopped up by the rotor blades.
ORF Watch To Probe State Broadcaster
Nine Austrian journalists, including the author of this article which is one of many published on my Tagebuch (diary), have got together to create a new website www.ORF-Watch.at.
Julius Meinl expands to UK
Austria's prestigious coffee brand Julius Meinl is launching its famous product in the UK, with the hope of challenging the British culture of taking coffee to go.
Indestructible Armoured Police Tank Damaged By Eggs And Tennis Balls
An Austrian manufacturer of a high-tech anti-riot water cannon costing almost 1 million EUR is facing some tough questions after one of the vehicles was badly damaged during a demonstration that involved eggs and tennis balls.
Wiener Linien grinds to a temporary halt Wednesday morning
Vienna's public transport will grind to a halt between 4 am and 6.30am on Wednesday morning as unions hold an emergency meetings to discuss the safety of Wiener Linien staff.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Austrian Teen Girls Become Pin Ups For Syrian Jihad|
|Turtle flies from Vienna to India to try his luck with the ladies|
|Austria Accused Of Ignoring Giant Nazi Swastika|
|Pink Easter bunny helps Vienna art world pay tribute to Dürer|
|Angry business leaders say Austria is too expensive|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.