French divers fail to find missing Israeli diplomat

26th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Jan 25, 2007 (AFP) - French divers sought in vain on Thursday for the body of a missing Israeli diplomat, whose abandoned car was discovered at the edge of the River Seine in the northwestern city of Rouen.

PARIS, Jan 25, 2007 (AFP) - French divers sought in vain on Thursday for the body of a missing Israeli diplomat, whose abandoned car was discovered at the edge of the River Seine in the northwestern city of Rouen.

The police divers trawled the freezing river for 90 minutes under the bridge where David Dahan's car was discovered on Wednesday. Investigators from Paris and Israeli embassy staff were in Rouen to assist in the search.

The police told AFP the underwater search could continue on January 29 but not before because of tidal problems.

Dahan, 54, went missing on Sunday night from his flat near the Israeli embassy in Paris. Israeli newspaper Maariv said he was known to be be depressed over his wife's recent petition for divorce.

Dahan's car was found locked and empty by the river in Rouen. French investigators have not ruled out the possibility of a suicide, given his psychological state and the contents of a letter found in his apartment.

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Subject: French news

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