Published On: Tue, May 23rd, 2023
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Madeleine McCann search: Divers pictured on reservoir in Portugal | UK | News

Specialists taking part in the new major search for Madeleine McCann were spotted on a dinghy crossing the waters of a remote Algarve reservoir. Pictures from the scene also show an intense police presence on the banks of the reservoir, which was sealed off just after noon on Monday.

Officers were also seen moving along the bank with sniffer dogs.

Others involved in the probe were spotted climbing into the fire service rib and seemingly photographing the peninsula that has become the focus of the new search.

Police looking for Maddie, who aged three vanished from the Praia de Luz holiday resort while holidaying with her family in May 2007, sealed off a mile-long peninsula jutting into the Barragem do Arade reservoir at the beginning of this week.

Several local council lorries were photographed in the area, and blue tents were erected.

A no-fly zone above the reservoir was also enforced.

The reservoir, located some 30 miles from the holiday resort where Maddie was last with her parents, was visited by main suspect Christian B. – who has denied any involvement in the disappearance of the child.

On Tuesday, German prosecutors confirmed in a statement they are working with their Portuguese counterparts.

The statement read: “As part of the investigation into the case of Madeleine McCann there are currently measures related to the criminal process taking place in Portugal.

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“Further information on the background will not be released at this time.”

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