A swim that turns to tragedy.
According to information collected by Paris Normandie, the body of a man was found in the English Channel on Monday, off the coast of Gouville-sur-Mer (Manche).
According to the maritime prefecture of the Channel and the North Sea, the swimmer had been wanted since Sunday.
Death of a bather in Gouville-sur-Mer (50) ▶️ https://t.co/0kld45fytK pic.twitter.com/p8NynskjKF
– Channel and North Sea Maritime Prefecture (@premarmanche) August 8, 2022
Two Civil Security vehicles from La Manche, a semi-rigid sea rescuer as well as two Sdis vehicles and a gendarmerie patrol took part in the search until late at night from Sunday to Monday.
This Monday morning, the search resumed off the coast of Gouville-sur-Mer.
A motorized patrol from the departmental fire and rescue service circulated along the sea line, supported by a patrol from the national gendarmerie.
It was finally the Civil Security "Dragon 50" helicopter that spotted the lifeless body at sea and thus proceeded to recover it.
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At the same time, a request for help was dispatched to the area.
Despite their efforts, the victim could not be resuscitated and was declared dead by the medical team on site.