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Man’s body washed up at Zurich hydropower station

Zurich police are seeking to identify a man whose body was found by workers at the Höngg hydroelectric power plant in Zurich on Christmas Day.

Man’s body washed up at Zurich hydropower station
Photo: EWZ

The body had been drifting in the Limmat river and was washed up at the power plant at around 11am, according to a police report

City of Zurich police say there are no signs that the man – aged in his mid-fifties – met a violent death or that anyone else was involved.

However, the exact circumstances surrounding the death are unclear.

The police are looking for anyone who may have seen anything potentially linked to the death between midday on December 23rd and the 25th.

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US teen who drowned in Switzerland was ‘piano prodigy’

The 13-year-old American boy who drowned recently in the Burgseeli near Interlaken has been described as an accomplished pianist and hockey player by his family.

US teen who drowned in Switzerland was 'piano prodigy'
Albert Yin was described as a gentle giant. Photo: Albert Yin Memorial Fund

Albert Yin from Maryland drowned in late June while swimming in the lake which is popular bathing spot in summer.

The boy was rescued by a police diver and resuscitated at the scene. He was then airlifted to hospital. But he later died at the facility.

Albert was a great ice hockey player and pianist, according to comments made by his family to US broadcaster CBS

“Over the summer, we go to perform in prestigious venues overseas. So this year, we had gone to Italy and we had gone to Switzerland and after our concerts, we would go to do vacation and touristy things,” his sister Margaret told CBS. 

The day before Albert died, the 13-year-old had performed the Hungarian Rhapsody by Liszt at the Culture and Convention Centre (KKL) in Lucerne. 

Albert Yin's have now sent up a crowdfunding campaign to help fund funeral expenses and the setting up of a memorial scholarship in his name. 

A Swiss police investigation into the teen's death is still underway, according to the Blick newspaper.