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Finn missing since November in Tallinn to be searched for by volunteers of 3 countries, including Latvia

BC, Riga, 12.01.2018.Print version

The Finnish citizen who disappeared in Tallinn at the end of last November and who has already been searched for by Finnish volunteers is to be searched for by a joint team of Estonian, Latvian and Finnish volunteers, informs LETA.

Ari Saarilammi, known in Finnish local politics and the union movement, disappeared around Tallinn's Old Harbor at the end of November. He is to be searched for by volunteer organizations of Finland, Estonia and Latvia, Estonian foundation Kadunud (Lost) said.

"Finnish volunteers from Etsintaveneen Tuki ry left Tallinn on Sunday and their leader Reino Savukoski sent us a map of the area they searched and it shows the five areas which his team was not able to check due to technical specialties. But our Latvian colleagues from the volunteer search team Bezvests have the equipment which allows us to check these areas," head of the Estonian foundation Aare Ruutel said.

The Latvian volunteers have the only underwater mapping radar of the specific type in Baltic countries and on two days Saarilammi will be searched for in the port area.

Saarilammi arrived in Tallinn on Nov. 25 with colleagues to attend a conference, but did not show up at the conference nor reached the hotel he was supposed to stay in the same evening. He was supposed to be back at work the next Tuesday, but did not show up.

The Estonian police arrived at a conclusion at the beginning of December that Saarilammi fell into the sea and drowned. The seabed was checked around the port using divers' sonars and with help from the Navy. He was also searched for by Finnish volunteers, but his body has yet to be found.

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