Submarine owner arrested over missing journalist

Submarine owner arrested over missing journalist

Danish police have charged Peter Madsen, 46, with manslaughter following the disappearance of a female Swedish journalist who boarded his submarine, the Nautilus, at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen on Thursday evening.

Kristian Isbak, who had responded to the Navy's call to help locate the ship on Friday, told The Associated Press he first spotted Madsen standing wearing his trademark military fatigues in the submarine's tower while it was still afloat.

He has denied responsibility for the fate of 30-year-old Kim Wall, saying she had disembarked earlier.

"It took about 30 seconds for Nautilus to sink, and I couldn't close any hatches or anything", he said.

When it failed to return, the journalist's boyfriend alerted authorities at about 2:30 a.m. Friday morning, prompting a wide search. The Danish Navy launched a major search involving two helicopters, three ships and several private boats.

The family of a journalist who has been missing since she joined the inventor of an amateur-built submarine on a voyage in Denmark says she freelanced for prestigious publications such as the New York Times, The Guardian and Vice Magazine.

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He is now being held on preliminary manslaughter charges with a judge set to rule on Saturday whether he must remain in detention while investigations are carried out. "They were the only two on board [on Thursday]".

The police said on Friday the inventor had said he had dropped Wall off in Copenhagen on Thursday night. She also was not identified by name.

A salvage vessel, the Vina, was Saturday working on raising the submarine, which was seven meters (23 feet) under water off Copenhagen's south island of Dragoer.

A Danish court today ordered that Madsen be held in pre-trial detention while authorities investigate Wall's disappearance, the Associated Press reported. RML Spacelab is seeking to send people into space and is developing a rocket, floating launch pad and astronaut testing machine among other projects, the site says. "Diving, no matter the method, is very challenging and it*s technically hard to go to beyond where rubber suits and scuba gear can take us".

By late Saturday the Nautilus had been recovered and was being towed back to Copenhagen.

"A radio contact was established for the boat, which, according to the owner, was heading towards the harbor", the police statement said. Half an hour later "the submarine suddenly sank and the owner was subsequently rescued on a private motorboat sailing him in port".

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