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A 9-year-old boy dies drowned in a campsite in the Somme

2022-08-01T11:11:50.759Z

Rescuers managed to restart the victim's heart. But she finally died the day after their intervention.



A fatal drowning took place this weekend at a campsite.

The Courrier Picard reports that the drama first took place in a campsite located in Quend, in the Somme.

Saturday afternoon, a 9-year-old boy, on vacation with his relatives, plays in the pool with a mask and a snorkel.

At one point, his grandmother notices that he is floating without moving.

As she raises the alarm, vacationers pull the child out of the water.

One of them carries out a cardiac message while help arrives.

They take over for an hour and manage to restart the victim's heart.

Ongoing investigation

The boy is then taken in a second time by helicopter to the hospital of Amiens.

His vital prognosis is engaged at this time.

He finally died there on Sunday.

The gendarmes went to the campsite where the facts occurred.

An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances that led to the child's death.

In 2021, nearly 1,500 drownings, of which 400 were fatal, took place during the summer period.

Source: leparis

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