According to the investigations so far, the 59-year-old had an accident while taking a walk and fell into the Horne, which otherwise resembled a stream. According to the police, this has swollen due to the rain of the past few days and is flowing much faster. The man was immediately swept away by the current, and the granddaughter immediately called for help, it said.
The Unna police and fire brigade announced on Saturday afternoon that extensive search measures were ongoing but had so far been unsuccessful. According to the information, 50 rescue workers, including divers, were on duty.
According to the police and fire brigade, the search operation extends to a length of around one kilometer between the accident site and the Horne estuary in the Lippe. A boat, drones and the DLRG (German Life Saving Society) with current rescuers are also in use.
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