Danish inventor Peter Madsen rescued as his submarine sinks in Copenhagen

Danish submarine owner and inventor Peter Madsen lands with the help of the Danish defence in Dragor Harbor south of Copenhagen, Denmark.

A Danish inventor was rescued on Friday in a navy operation when his submarine, one of the world’s largest privately built, sank in Koge Bay, south of Copenhagen.

Peter Madsen was picked up from the water and safely taken to the shore; his 17-metre long submarine then sank, a Danish defence spokesman said.

Another person, a Swedish journalist, was onboard the submarine earlier but according to Madsen she had been dropped off in Copenhagen on Thursday night, said the spokesman.

“He has told us he was the only one onboard … We have called off the search,” the spokesman added.

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