A woman aged 40 to 50 was discovered dead at the rising tide on the beach near Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais) by a shrimp fisherman who alerted the emergency services this Sunday around 9:30 am.
According to the firefighters, this woman was carrying professional fishing equipment and the thesis of the accident is privileged.
The unfortunate woman was perhaps surprised by the episode of high tides with the rapid rise of the waters.
The maritime prefecture had called for caution over the weekend because of this episode which causes stronger sea currents and makes the sea more dangerous.
A migrant found dead in Sangatte
In Sangatte, near Calais, the body of a man was also found on the beach on Sunday morning.
According to the Boulogne-sur-Mer prosecutor, it is likely that it was a migrant who fell into the water while trying to reach England.
With the return to weather conditions, many migrants in difficulty on their boats were rescued during the night and morning.
According to La Voix du Nord, the authorities brought back to the port of Calais seventeen migrants who were recovered at sea by the French Navy.
A woman and three children with hypothermia were taken care of by the firefighters.