Searches for lost girl lake Como | Abbadia Lariana

UPDATE September 1, 2020 – The body of Fatou, the 12-year-old girl dispersed on the Lecco side of Lake Como since last August 27, was recovered today at a depth of 125 meters by the fire brigade robot specialized in seabed research. The searches, which lasted almost six days, had never stopped, continuing even with adverse weather conditions.

Lecco, 12-year-old girl lost in Lake Como

27 August 2020 – A 12-year-old has been missing since the afternoon of 27 August in the waters of Lake Como, on the Lecco side. The girl, who according to initial information was taking a bath with her mother, disappeared in the eyes of the other family members on the shore in front of the town of Abbadia Lariana.

The mother, who also had problems in the water, managed to return to shore. To deceive mother and daughter, who had plunged into the lake for a swim around 14, perhaps the currents and the bottom, deeper than expected. On site for research there are divers from the fire brigade and volunteer divers.

First day of unsuccessful searches

The first day of research, continued even in the dark, ended without results. The little girl and her family, originally from Gambia, went to the lake to spend a day away from the heat.

When they saw mother and daughter in distress, several people jumped into the water, including the woman’s husband and the girl’s father who managed to reach his wife but not his daughter.

To the carabinieri the mother of the 12-year-old, in a state of shock, reported that she was unable to grab her daughter’s hand before being forcibly removed from her by the current. The searches will resume in the morning of 28 August.

(post being updated)

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