Submarine Inventor Is Charged in Journalist’s Disappearance

Early Friday morning, her boyfriend reported her missing, and a search-and-rescue operation quickly found the vessel in a bay south of Copenhagen. The 26-foot submarine sank just as Mr. Madsen jumped into the water and swam toward a rescue boat, a rescuer said.

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Ms. Wall, 30, vanished on Thursday, when she left the port of Copenhagen on the UC3 Nautilus, a submarine built and operated by Mr. Madsen.

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Tom Wall

As he was brought to shore, Mr. Madsen told the local television station TV2 that he had been on a test drive when he ran into problems with a valve on a ballast tank on the vessel.

“I was toying with various things on the submarine and then an error occurred,” he said, adding that he had only 30 seconds to leave the vessel before it sank.

According to a police…

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