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Investigations continue aboard the amateur-built submarine UC3 Nautilus on a pier in Copenhagen harbour (AP)

Investigations continue aboard the amateur-built submarine UC3 Nautilus on a pier in Copenhagen harbour (AP)

Investigations continue aboard the amateur-built submarine UC3 Nautilus on a pier in Copenhagen harbour (AP)

A tattered life jacket found by rescuers looking for a Swedish woman missing since she took a trip on a home-built submarine is probably not related to her case, Danish police said.

The jacket was found in shallow waters around the Danish island of Saltholm, off Copenhagen, amid the search for 30-year-old journalist Kim Wall.

Police added that the area had already been combed by a plane several times in recent days and "will not be subject to further searches" for now.

Emma Forseth, spokeswoman for the private Swedish Sea Rescue Society, said the objects were found late on Tuesday on the Danish side of the Oresund strait.

Submarine owner Peter Madsen was questioned after the UC3 Nautilus sank off Copenhagen on Friday. Police later arrested the Dane on preliminary manslaughter charges over the disappearance of Ms Wall.

Madsen has denied having anything to do with her disappearance.