Saturday, June 18, 2011

Divers hunt for Maddie in reservoir

FEB 3rd 2008

Frogmen are searching a reservoir for Madeleine McCann after being hired by a lawyer who says her body has been dumped there.

The dive is costing Portuguese Marcos Aragao Correia thousands of pounds after he was told by underworld contacts the four-year-old was murdered and her body thrown into a remote Algarve lake last May.

Divers have already found a knotted blind cord which has been handed in to Portuguese police for analysis.

The search was continuing around a water pumping tower at the Barragem do Arade reservoir, 60km (35miles) east of Praia da Luz, where Madeleine vanished eight months ago.

The lawyer, from Madeira, said he started the search because he was tired of Portuguese police failing to act on his information.