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Family 'fear worst' in hunt for missing journalist

By AP Reporter

The family of a Swedish journalist missing since she boarded a home-built submarine near Copenhagen said they fear "the worst has happened".

The parents and brother of 30-year-old Kim Wall said "there is nothing we wish more than to have her back alive", but added that the chances of this are "extremely small".

The family told The Associated Press in an email that Ms Wall had worked in many dangerous places as a journalist, but it was unimaginable that "something could happen... just a few miles from the childhood home".

"There is nothing we would like more than to than for Kim to turn up alive, but we have to admit that the chance of that happening is extremely small," they wrote.

Danish submarine owner Peter Madsen is being held on preliminary manslaughter charges over Ms Wall's disappearance after she went on a trip with him on his UC3 Nautilus sub before it sank last week. Madsen has denied any wrongdoing.

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