Volker Bruch triggers a rescue operation in Italy with a hike

Updated on 06/12/2022 at 17:05

  • With an evening hike, the German actor Volker Bruch, known from “Babylon Berlin”, triggered a mountain rescue operation in Piedmont.
  • After the 42-year-old did not return, his colleagues alerted the mountain rescue service in Piedmont.

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With an evening hike, the German actor Volker Bruch (“Babylon Berlin”) triggered a mountain rescue operation in Piedmont. The native of Munich, who lives in Berlin, hiked alone in the area around the northern Italian municipality of Formazza northwest of Lake Maggiore on Saturday evening. However, he did not return, the authorities confirmed on Sunday to the German Press Agency.

Colleagues are worried – rescue operation with helicopter

Colleagues from the team of the film “2 Win”, which is currently being shot there, did not find the 42-year-old actor in the hotel on Sunday before their planned departure and informed the authorities. According to their own statements, the emergency services were able to contact Bruch and determine his position at around 2,500 meters. In the phone call he said in English that he was fine. A helicopter was also used for the search.

Bruch is currently shooting the drama “2 Win” with fellow actors Daniel Brühl, among others. The film, directed by Stefano Mordini, is scheduled for release in 2023. It is about the World Rally Championship in 1983, in which the Italian team wants to challenge the German for the title. (sbi/dpa)