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A women fell from the "Rhine Princess" last night, that was docked in Bonn last night.


The police are currently holding a man on suspicion of murder.


Both parties were crew members, the ship has now continued on it cruise.





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English (thanks Google) translation


October 4, 2019 - 2:49 pm

Divers look for the 25-year-old woman

What happened on the river cruise ship "Rhine Princess" in Bonn? On Thursday night, a man (42) screams for help. He works on the ship and wants to see his young colleague (25) plunge into the Rhine and disappear in the floods. Police and firepower race with many helpers to the accident site at the Kennedy Bridge in Bonn. Even a helicopter is looking for the woman - despite darkness.

Police arrest colleagues of the woman - he is also her friend!

The 25-year-old also remains missing on Friday. The water of the Rhine is 16 degrees Celcius cold. There is little more hope for the ship's employees. Above all, the police are now asking one question: What happened on board? An accident? Or even a killing offense? The Bonn police explicitly consider a murder possible, press spokesman Robert Scholten told RTL. The 42-year-old, who has called for help, is currently interrogated by the police. He is said to have quarreled with the 25-year-olds before she went overboard. RTL research has shown that the two are a loving couple. The Bonn police does not rule out that the man killed his girlfriend during the dispute!

Shipping company boss shocked

RTL reaches the boss of the shipping company of the "Rhine Princess" in Switzerland. Willem de Zeeuw: "It hurts that this happened." Work together with the police. Surveillance cameras that could show exactly what happened on board did not exist on the Rhine Princess. His ship was given permission to continue the journey. However, two people are missing: the 25-year-old, presumed victim and his friend, who is also heard on Friday afternoon by the police.

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The gentleman that had been put into custody for questioning was released fairly quickly and returned to the ship. The police spokesperson at the time said that the woman had not much chance of survival in the strong current and cold water.


Walkers along the river banks in Düsseldorf have since found the body of a woman. Police believe it could well be the 25-year-old missing employee.




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Sad to hear this news.  Keep us posted

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Thanks for the follow up notamermaid.  I hope it was the lady's body, at least the family will be able to bury her and know for sure she has passed.  A friend of ours spouse disappeared on the water (they only found his boat initially) and I know what hse went through for the 8 months until they finally located the body.  Although we were all pretty sure he was dead, no on wanted to admit it to her as she kept praying for a miracle.

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